Capital city records highest one-day rainfall for August in 14 years

Delhi had recorded the highest-ever one-day precipitation of 184 mm in the month of August on August 2, 1961

 

The national capital, Delhi had recorded 138.8 mm rainfall on Saturday, with the weather department saying that it is the highest one-day rainfall in the month of August in last 14 years and ninth highest since 1961.

 

As per the Indian meteorological department, Delhi had recorded the highest-ever one-day precipitation of 184 mm in the month of August on August 2, 1961.

 

The city recorded the maximum temperature at 32.1 degrees Celsius on Saturday, one mark below the seasonal average.

 

Whereas, the minimum temperature was recorded at 23.8 degrees Celsius which was three marks below the seasonal average and humidity was recorded at 100 percent.

 

The weather forecaster has predicted a cloudy sky with light rain for Delhi on Sunday with maximum and minimum temperature around 33 and 24 degrees Celsius, respectively.

 

The city gauged an unusual 507.1 mm rainfall in July, that was nearly 141 percent above normal and also the recorded maximum rainfall in July since 2003 that is the second-highest ever.

 

The capital city has witnessed 16 rainy days in July despite the monsoon arriving over two weeks late after the usual date making it the most-delayed monsoon in 19 years.

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