New Delhi, Sep 22: An incessant spell of sunshine to average rain drenched Delhi for the second consecutive day on Thursday, resulting in waterlogging in a number of areas and affecting site visitors motion on key roads throughout town.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) additionally issued a ‘yellow alert’, cautioning folks about average rain at most locations within the metropolis on Friday. The Palam Observatory reported heavy rain — 81 mm between 8:30 am and eight:30 pm. Rainfall recorded beneath 15 mm is taken into account mild, between 15 and 64.5 mm is average, between 64.5 mm and 115.5 mm heavy, between 115.6 and 204.4 very heavy.
Anything above 204.4 mm is taken into account extraordinarily heavy rainfall. The recent spells of rains simply earlier than the withdrawal of monsoon from the National Capital Region will assist cowl the massive deficit (46 per cent until September 22 morning) to some extent.
It would additionally preserve the air clear and the temperature in test. The metropolis recorded a minimal temperature of 23.8 levels Celsius and a most temperature of 28 levels Celsius, seven notches beneath regular. The 24-hour common air high quality index settled at 66 (passable class) at 4 pm, bettering from 109 on Wednesday.
The Safdarjung Observatory, Delhi’s major climate station, gauged 31.2 mm of rainfall between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm. The climate stations at Lodhi Road, Ridge and Ayanagar acquired 27.4 mm, 16.8 mm and 45.8 mm of precipitation throughout this era. The Delhi University space, Jafarpur, Najafgarh, Pusa and Mayur Vihar recorded 16.5 mm, 18 mm, 29 mm, 24.5 mm and 25.5 mm of rainfall, respectively.
The Safdarjung Observatory has recorded 58.5 mm rainfall in opposition to a traditional of 108.5 mm in September up to now (until Thursday morning). It had recorded 41.6 mm rainfall in August, the bottom in at the least 14 years, as a result of absence of any beneficial climate system in northwest India.
Overall, Delhi has recorded 405.3 mm rainfall in opposition to a traditional of 621.7 mm since June 1, when the monsoon season traditionally units in. The IMD on Tuesday stated the southwest monsoon had withdrawn from elements of southwest Rajasthan and adjoining Kutch, three days after the traditional date of September 17.
Usually, it takes round every week after its withdrawal from west Rajasthan for the monsoon to retreat from Delhi. The withdrawal of southwest monsoon is asserted if there was no rainfall within the area for 5 days together with the event of anti-cyclonic circulation and water vapour imagery signifies dry climate situations over the area.