Advertisement

HindustanTimes Sat,20 Sep 2014

Delhi looking at longest monsoon since 1941, rains to stay till Oct 13

HT Correspondent and Agencies, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, October 02, 2013
First Published: 02:23 IST(2/10/2013) | Last Updated: 02:26 IST(2/10/2013)

It’s going to be a damp October in the Capital with this year’s monsoon likely to be the longest one in NCR since 1941.

Advertisement

The monsoon arrived in Delhi on June 16 this year – two weeks ahead of schedule – and is expected to stay till October 13, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

The average length of the monsoon season in Delhi is 85 days but 2013 is likely to see the season push nearly 120 days. The previous record of longest monsoon over Delhi was 111 days in 1956.

In addition to the longer than normal time period, it has also rained 35% more than normal.

“In view of predicted rainfall spells over Delhi NCR in the coming week, the length of the monsoon this year is likely to surpass the 1956 record since 1941 (when records started being kept),” said OP Singh, deputy director general – meteorology, IMD.

 Minister of health Ghulam Nabi Azad, on Tuesday, attributed the rise in dengue cases, which have already crossed 2,000, to the long monsoon in the Capital.

“A subdued monsoon activity was observed during the first fortnight of September. A revival was seen from September 21, which is the normal date of withdrawal of monsoon from Delhi NCR. But this year the withdrawal date is likely to get delayed and may break the previous record of October 13,” Singh added.


Advertisement
more from New Delhi

AAP accuses Jung of stopping them to send J-K aid

AAP on Friday accused LieutenantGovernor Najeeb Jung of preventing its MLAs from sending relief package to Jammu and Kashmir by "raising an objection" to the transfer of Rs 20 lakh from the funds of each of its 27 legislators to Jammu and Kashmir CM fund.

Advertisement
Most Popular
Advertisement
Advertisement
Copyright © 2014 HT Media Limited. All Rights Reserved