News Desk, Amar Ujala, New Delhi
Published by: Vikas Kumar
Updated to Tuesday, 26 October 2021 01:09 AM IST
The rains set a new record in Delhi, which recorded the highest annual rainfall in 120 years. Winters are mornings and evenings as temperatures drop due to rain.
Heavy rains in Delhi
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Rainfall in Delhi sets a new record. This is the second highest annual rainfall in 120 years. The year 2021 is just 32mm behind the highest rainfall ever recorded by the Meteorological Department. If it rains at this level in Delhi in another two months, this year’s rainfall will set an all-time record. Meanwhile, the meteorological department has forecast no more rains in Delhi for another week. This year’s monsoons returned across the country on Friday.
According to the Meteorological Department, for three years between 1901 and 2021, the annual rainfall was more than 1200 ml. Delhi received 1502.8 mm of rainfall till October 25, 2021. The previous record was 1534.3 mm in 1933. At the same time, in 1975 this number was 1252.9 mm. In this sense, it is the second year after 1901, the highest annual rainfall. Currently 32 milliliters lags behind the all-time record. No rain forecast for days of the week.
Earlier, the Meteorological Department issued an Orange Alert for rain on Sunday. The evening was accompanied by rain and hail in some areas. The rain continued until Monday morning. 27.5 mm of rain fell until 8:30 p.m. However, the Met office said that it is likely to rain anywhere during the day.
Get ready for winter now, this week the mercury will drop
Get ready for winter after record rains in Delhi now. The nights will be chilly with minimum temperatures dropping sharply this week. Thus, now the weather begins to take a turn. The minimum temperature this week is likely to be between 14-15 degrees. On Sunday, the maximum temperature dropped to three degrees below normal with normal rainfall. From October 27, the maximum temperature rises and the minimum temperature begins to fall.
The meteorological department said 27.5 mm of rainfall was recorded till 8.30 am on Monday due to heavy rains on Sunday. The highest rainfall was recorded at Lodi Road Center at 29.4 mm and at Ridge Center at 27.8 mm. On Tuesday, the weather will be calm and there will be a chance of light fog in the morning. The weather and temperatures are likely to remain the same on Tuesday. The maximum temperature is likely to be 29 degrees and the minimum 16 degrees.
Rain washed air, quality is satisfactory
The Delhi-NCR rain continued to blow till dawn on Monday. Air quality has improved this month. The air quality index stood at 82 on Monday. It is on a satisfactory level. Earlier on October 18, the quality was recorded with a good index of 46. Since then a series of works has begun. On October 20 it reached its worst level. At the same time, it is average for the rest of the day. The quality index was also at 160 on Sunday.
Maximum temperature: 28.4 C
Minimum temperature: 16.4 C
Hint: The sky will be clear and there will be light fog in the morning.
Sunset on October 26: 5:41 p.m.
Sunrise on October 27: 6.29am