Monsoon Has Withdrawn From Delhi, Says Weather Department
The southwest monsoon, which this year’s rainfall was incredibly uneven, has left Delhi, the Met department reported on Thursday. The monsoon typically begins to leave northwest India by September 17 and leaves Delhi within a week.
According to the India Meteorological Department, the southwest monsoon has left Punjab, some of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, west Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Rajasthan, as well as all of Delhi. This monsoon season, Delhi’s main weather station, recorded 516.9 mm of rainfall, which is less than half of the amount recorded last year (1169.4 mm).
The capital recorded an overall rain deficit of 19 percent this monsoon season. Up to 19 percent of deficient and excess rain is considered ‘normal’. based on the IMD.
Till September 20, Delhi faced a much worse rain deficit. The rain recorded at the Safdarjung Observatory fluctuated from a deficit of 49% on September 21 to a surplus of 39% on September 24, but a late period of nonstop rain from September 21 to September 24 – caused by an interaction between a cyclonic circulation and a low-pressure system – helped it cover the margin to a large extent.
The capital recorded 164.5mm of precipitation against a normal of 125.1 mm in September.Delhi’s overall rain deficit in the monsoon season dropped from 35 per cent (till September 22) to 19 per cent by September 29 morning.
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