Keep your umbrellas handy, Monday and Tuesday to be rainy days
This year, monsoon in Delhi arrived a few days late. Sometimes the monsoon current is strong enough and advances on its own. But at times it needs some “push” or a “drag” to advance over the Indian landmass.delhi Updated: Jul 31, 2017 12:09 IST
Expect a rainy Monday and showers on Tuesday, too, the Met department said on Sunday.
According to a Met official, showers were expected to hit the city from Sunday evening and it is expected to rain heavily on Monday.
“On Monday, it will be a generally cloudy sky and light to moderate rain or thundershowers is likely to occur. The maximum and minimum temperatures would be around 32 and 28 degree Celsius, respectively,” he said.
On Sunday, it was a partly cloudy sky throughout the day. The maximum temperature was recorded at 34.1 degree Celsius, which is normal for this time of the year. The minimum temperature was 28 degree Celsius, a notch above what is normal for this time of the year.
On Sunday, till 5.30pm, trace rainfall was recorded. The humidity level oscillated between 82 and 62%.
“This is monsoon. Even on Tuesday it will rain,” he said.
This year, monsoon in Delhi arrived a few days late. Sometimes the monsoon current is strong enough and advances on its own. But at times it needs some “push” or a “drag” to advance over the Indian landmass.
Certain atmospheric conditions such as a cyclonic circulation, a low pressure or a depression in the sea provide this push.
In June, New Delhi area (Safdarjung observatory) has received 191.9 mm of rain, breaking a 10-year-old record of 150.9 mm rain in June 2007.
It never rained more than that over a decade. In June 2013, it received around 119.5 mm of rain. The wettest June Delhi has ever witnessed was in the year 1936 when the city received around 414.8 mm of rain.
According to a Met official, even though it might not be raining in Delhi all the time, rain in the neighbouring areas is helping the air quality of the city, too.
“Because of this, long range transport of pollutants from outside Delhi is minimal and thereby there has been good air quality in the city since June 15,” he said.
First Published: Jul 31, 2017 00:06 IST