Highlights

  • Highest rainfall this monsoon in Delhi since 1964
  • 3rd highest rain in Capital since data has been recorded
  • Maximum rainfall recorded in September since 1944

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Delhi: Highest rainfall this monsoon since 1964; more in store

The monsoon this year has dumped a record 1,160 mm of rainfall in Delhi till Thursday evening. This is the highest since 1964 and the third-highest since the data has been maintained by the India Meteorological Department.

The monsoon this year has dumped a record 1,160 mm of rainfall in Delhi till Thursday evening. This is the highest since 1964 and the third-highest since the data has been maintained by the India Meteorological Department.

Delhi's September rainfall has breached the 400-mm mark.

At 404.4 mm till Thursday evening, it is the maximum rainfall recorded in the month since 1944.

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To put things into perspective, Delhi had received 404 mm rainfall in the entire 2019 monsoon period.

The figures are still evolving as more rainfall is predicted in the city during the month.

Experts say that it is on course to become the second-wettest monsoon ever in Delhi by the time it withdraws.

Between June 1, when the monsoon season starts in the country, and September 15, the city normally gets 614.3 mm of rainfall. The monsoon withdraws from Delhi by September 25.

The all-time record is 1,420.3 mm rainfall in 1933.

 

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