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The lull won’t last: Monsoon to intensify

Winds flowing from the Bay of Bengal that bring rain are moving towards North West India. In the coming week, a western disturbance in North India would lead to good rainfall.

Published: 02nd September 2012 09:19 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd September 2012 09:19 AM   |  A+A-

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You will really have to wait longer for sunshine.

 According to officials, Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the rainfall in the Capital may intensify on Sunday.

The minimum temperature recorded in the Capital on Saturday was 26.5 degree Celsius. Skies were partly cloudy and thundershowers and light rain occurred in some areas of the city.

The maximum temperature would touch 34 degree Celsius.

On Sunday and Monday, Delhi would witness thunder storms with rain. The minimum temperature on Sunday would be 27 degree Celsius while the maximum— 32 degree Celsius. Till next Saturday, the temperatures will hover around 25 to 32 degree Celsius.

Winds flowing from the Bay of Bengal that bring rain are moving towards North West India. In the coming week, a western disturbance in North India would lead to good rainfall.

The Southwest monsoon flows over the Bay of Bengal starting June and heads towards North East India and Bengal, where it picks up moisture from the Bay of Bengal.

 It tapers off by end September.

 The winds arrive at Eastern Himalayas with large amounts of rain.

 After the arrival at the Eastern Himalayas, the winds turn towards the west, travelling over the Indo Gangetic plain and pouring rain all along the way.

 In the last week of August, heavy rainfall in Delhi and Haryana caused the Yamuna River to flow above the danger mark of 204 meters.

 In fact, Delhi received 413 mm of rainfall in August, making it the single highest amount of rainfall received by the capital in one decade.

The Delhi Disaster management authority (DDMA) has kept a number of boats ready to take care of any eventuality that may occur.

Since the onset of the Monsoon till mid August, Delhi had been receiving scanty rainfall.

But during the last two weeks, the rainfall in Delhi is not ‘deficient’ and no more in the ‘scanty’ category.

In July, the rainfall deficit hovered around 20 per cent, which has come down to 12 per cent on September 1.

 According to IMD, from the start of the Monsoon season on June 1 to August 31, the Delhi, Haryana division has received 226.1 mm of rain, against a normal rainfall figure of 385.3 mm.

Get drenched.



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