India Meteorological Department (IMD) has stated that Delhi might witness another rainy period for four days starting Monday.
The downpour, will not be a very heavy one.
“A light rain spell will be starting on the morning of September 6 or 7. It will not be similar to the downpour witnessed on September 1 and 2 earlier. We are expecting light showers. On September 7 and 8, moderate rainfall has been predicted. This trend will continue till September 9. In June, there was a rainfall deficit. However, in July it was comparatively more. In August, it reduced. But in September, we witnessed record-breaking rainfall. In the entire monsoon season, Delhi received about 980 mm rainfall, which is more than 50 per cent of normal.” Dr RK Jenamani a senior scientist from IMD said.
Dr Jenamani also recalled that in 2010, the rainfall was much more than this year’s record rainfall.
“If we consider rainfall after 2011, 2021 had the highest rainfall. Perhaps, September is yet to end. We are not seeing monsoon withdrawal in the near future. If light rain spell continues, a few millimetres will be added. If 2021 will be breaking the 2010’s record, we will be able to figure it out in future. The impact of the rainfall was high this year with a lot of waterlogging, traffic and water entering houses,” he stated.
The senior official also enlightened about the climate change “Due to climate change, events of intense and heavy rainfall in a short span of time are increasing. This year, this trend is clearly visible in Delhi. Maximum rainfall of this season has been contributed by intense rain spell.”
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