Delhi Monsoon Rain UpdateThe Southwest Monsoon finally reached Delhi on Tuesday morning, bringing some relief to the people from the scorching heat. In the last 19 years, this time the monsoon has reached Delhi with a delay of more than two weeks. Due to the rain, some parts of the city were waterlogged and traffic jams were created. There was heavy traffic jam in Dhaula Kuan. For the next 2-3 days, there will be light rain in parts of Delhi-NCR.
When the monsoon finally reached Delhi on Tuesday, the Safdarjung Observatory recorded 28.1 mm of rain between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm. The weather stations Palam (8.2 mm), Lodi Road (37.8 mm), Ridge (11.4 mm), and Ayanagar (8.6 mm) recorded rainfall during this period. Rainfall recorded below fifteen mm is considered light. Moderate between 15 and 64.5 mm, heavy between 64.5 mm and 115.5 mm, between 115.6 and 204.4 is considered very heavy while rain above 204.4 mm is considered extremely heavy.
Normally the monsoon reaches Delhi by June 27 and covers the entire country by July 8. Last year, the monsoon had reached Delhi on June 25 and had covered the entire country by June 29. He reached the capital on 7 July in 2012 and on 9 July in 2006. In 2002, the first monsoon rains occurred on 19 July. Monsoon reached the city late in 1987 on 26 July.
Monsoon finally reached Delhi
This time the monsoon has finally arrived in Delhi. On Monday, the monsoon had left Delhi and reached its last stop in Jaisalmer and Ganganagar districts of Rajasthan. In Rajasthan’s desert district Barmer, the monsoon had reached about two weeks before the normal date. Mahesh Palawat of Skymet Weather, a private forecasting agency, said the monsoon made a “weak start” in Delhi and only light rain is expected in the city in the next three days.
Delhi received its first monsoon rain 33 times since 1960 in July
According to the IMD, in the last 62 years, Delhi has received the first monsoon rains at least 33 times in the month of July. For the rest of the time, the monsoon had arrived in June itself. This year the South-West monsoon has reached Delhi after 16 days and the monsoon has arrived late in 19 years.
According to IMD data, monsoon has reached Delhi 29 times in June and 33 times in July. Monsoon arrived in the national capital in 1987 on 26 July, which is the most delayed monsoon till date. At the same time, in 1961, on June 9, the monsoon rains started in Delhi and this is the earliest monsoon ever. Monsoon has come 20 times before 27 June. Since 1960, the monsoon has come four times after July 13.
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