Wettest winter in a decade
The frequent spells of rainfall in the city have made this January and February among the rainiest in the past decade.delhi Updated: Feb 23, 2013 02:38 IST
The frequent spells of rainfall in the city have made this January and February among the rainiest in the past decade.
The rainfall that the city received in these two months so far is a whopping 261% above normal. While the normal rainfall figure for these two months is 41 mm, Delhi has already seen 148 mm of rain. The city saw over 50 mm of rainfall on February 4 this year, which was the highest in one day in February in five decades.
But this is not the last of the rain. Delhiites can expect a rainy Saturday, Sunday and Monday as another western disturbance is active over north western India.
"Intense rainfall spells over Delhi and adjoining states have been more frequent during this year. In the current winter season up to February 20, three western disturbances affected north-west India and caused heavy rain," said a senior Met official.
"On most occasions, these interacted with the moist air from Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal which converged over Delhi and adjoining areas, leading to heavy rainfall. Another important reason for active wet spells has been the prevalence of strong westerly winds along Delhi, particularly during February," the weatherman added.
The temperature, which has been hovering around the 26-degree mark, is expected to drop by a few degrees in the coming days.
On Saturday, the temperature in the Capital is expected to be between 23 degrees and 14 degrees.