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Despite rain, Delhi is 57% deficient

delhi Updated: Aug 13, 2012 23:58 IST
Hamari Jamatia
Hamari Jamatia
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It rained and it poured on Monday, but hardly enough to make up for the lack of rainfall in Delhi this year.

So far, the Capital has witnessed a 57% deficiency in rainfall, with only 169.5mm of rain received since June 1. Last year, between the same period, Delhi received 400mm of rain, 10mm more than the average of 390mm.

On Monday, Delhi received 14.5mm of rainfall between 8.30am and 5.30pm. The temperature remained normal and the humidity was at 62%.

While there may be some respite for a few days, with intermittent rain through the week, the following weeks seems dry.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) says a weak monsoon, which has affected most of northwest India, is behind the rain woes.

On an average, Delhi receives 644mm of rain during monsoon, recorded between June 1 and September 30. Last year, the city received 107% rain, more than twice as much as this year's figure so far.