Delhi: Max temp falls 11°C in 1.5 hours after first light rain in three months | Latest News Delhi

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) officials said Monday morning showers were the first mild or moderate rain in Delhi in about three months, causing severe heat rains across the region and causing record temperatures. In some parts of the capital.

Meteorological office statistics show that light rainfall is mild in most parts of the city on Monday morning, with heavy rainfall in the west, southwest and south Delhi.

Safdarjung, which is considered to be the epicenter of Delhi’s weather, received 12.3 mm of rainfall between 5.30 am and 8.30 am on Monday morning, followed by 52.2 mm in south-west Delhi’s Ayanagar, followed by 29 mm in West Delhi’s Najafgarh. And 27.6m in Palam.

Delhi’s last rainfall on February 26 this year, Safdarjung station received 10.1 mm of rainfall.

The IMD classifies rain as ‘very light’ when it is between ‘trace’ and 2.4mm, ‘light’ when it is between 2.5 and 15.5mm; It’s ‘medium’ when it’s between 15.6 and 64.4mm and ‘heavy’ when it’s more than 64.5mm in a single day.

Other stations that have rained Monday morning include Ridge (14.2 mm), Lodhi Road (13.8 mm), Pitampur (6 mm) and Jaffarpur (5.5 mm).

This is the first time in three months that Delhi’s rainfall has been ‘surplus’ for the month, with rainfall in the capital in March and April, weather officials said. The normal rainfall for May 22 was 13.1 mm, while Sunday to May was 3 mm.

After rainfall of 12.3 mm till 8.30 am and 0.3 mm from 8.30 am to 5.30 pm, it is now 15.6 mm and till May 23 it is 2.1 mm above normal 13.5 mm. 19.7mm

“We have not seen an active western disturbance in Delhi since March 1, at which time the rainfall is in the ‘lightest’ category. This is the first moderate to severe thunderstorm this summer,” said IMD scientist RK Jenamani, adding that there is a good chance of a bit of rain on Tuesday.

On Monday, Safdarjung recorded a maximum of 31.5 degrees Celsius (° C) – eight degrees above normal and the lowest at 31.2 ° C from March 12 in Delhi. The minimum temperature was 17.2 ° C – nine degrees above normal and the month’s lowest in 18 years in Delhi. It was last seen on May 1, 2004, at 16.7 ° C.

On Monday, the lowest temperature in Delhi was 28.6 degrees Celsius in Mungeshpur.

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