New Delhi: Moderate rain can be seen in Delhi NCR today. An ‘Orange Alert’ has been issued in this regard by the Meteorological Department. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Delhi received 1164.7 mm of rain till Wednesday morning during the monsoon this year. According to the Meteorological Department, the highest since 1964, and ever since the data is being collected, it is at number three in the list of highest rainfall. Delhi received 1,155.6 mm of rain in 1975 and 1,190.9 mm in 1964.
According to IMD officials, there is a possibility of intermittent rain in Delhi NCR till the end of September. This can become the second highest rain monsoon ever in Delhi. A Met official said, “Light rain is expected on Wednesday due to the interaction between a western disturbance and moisture-laden easterly winds. A cyclonic circulation is over East Rajasthan.
More than 400 mm of rain in September so far
According to the IMD, rainfall less than 15 mm is ‘light’, between 15 and 64.5 mm ‘moderate’, between 64.5 mm and 115.5 mm ‘heavy’, between 115.6 and 204.4 mm ‘extremely’ and more than 204.4 mm. It is considered in the category of ‘extremely heavy’ rainfall.
Delhi has received over 400 mm of rain so far in September. 408.3 mm of rain was recorded till Wednesday morning, which is the highest rainfall recorded in the month since September 1944, when 417.3 mm of rain was recorded. The national capital usually receives 653.6 mm of rain in monsoon, compared to 648.9 mm last year. Between June 1 and September 21, there is usually 625.8 mm of rain. Monsoon starts returning to Delhi from September 25.