August has had only four rainy days so far, totalling 120mm of rain, and the weatherman has said there is very little possibility of rain in the coming days. Delhi’s rain deficiency already stands at 32% for this month. August usually averages 19 days of rain and the same month last year saw 321mm of rain (16 rainy days).
According to the Met website, the overall rainfall deficiency in India stands at 18%. For the north-west, it’s 29% — Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi together have 62% deficiency.