Heavy Rain In Delhi July Rain Broke The Record Of 18 Years

Amar Ujala Network, New Delhi

Published by: Shahrukh Khan
Updated Wed, 28 Jul 2021 12:14 AM IST

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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that the Safdarjung Observatory, which provides data for Delhi, recorded 100 mm of rain in just three hours of Tuesday morning. This is the highest rainfall in eight years during 24 hours in the month of July.

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This time the delayed monsoon is drenching the capital fiercely. So far, 381 mm of rain has been received in July, which is the highest in 18 years. This is the first time since 2003 that it has rained so much.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that the Safdarjung Observatory, which provides data for Delhi, recorded 100 mm of rain in just three hours of Tuesday morning. This is the highest rainfall in eight years during 24 hours in the month of July.

In the year 2013, Delhi had recorded 123.4 mm of rain on July 21. The capital has recorded 14 days of rain this month. Monsoon had reached Delhi on July 13 with a delay of 16 days. Monsoon delay has broken the record of 19 years. Due to heavy rains, low-lying areas of Delhi are flooding and causing long traffic jams.

According to the IMD, the Safdarjung observatory has recorded 108 per cent excess rainfall of 380.9 mm till July 27, as against the normal rainfall of 183.5 mm. Normally 210.6 mm of rain falls in the entire month of July. Last year, 236.9 mm of rain was recorded in July, 199.2 in 2019, 286.2 in 2018, 170.5 in 2017, 292.5 in 2016 and 235.2 mm in 2015. In 2013, 340.5 mm of rain was recorded. The highest rainfall ever recorded was 632.2 mm in July 2003.

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