Delhi recorded 138.8mm of rainfall on Saturday, with the weather department saying the one-day rainfall in the month of August was the highest in 14 years and the ninth highest since 1961.
According to the Meteorological Department, on August 2, 1961, the national capital had the highest one-day rainfall ever recorded of 184mm for the month of August.
Delhi received 138.8mm of rain in the 24 hours ending Saturday at 8:30am – the highest one-day rainfall for the month of August since 2007 – it said.
The maximum temperature was registered on Saturday at 32.1 degrees Celsius, a notch lower than the seasonal average.
The minimum temperature was measured at 23.8 degrees Celsius, three steps below the seasonal average.
The humidity was recorded at 100 percent.
The weatherman predicts mostly cloudy skies with light rain for Sunday. The maximum and minimum temperatures will be around 33 and 24 degrees Celsius respectively.
A cloud belt covers northern and central parts of Delhi, leading to the possibility of thunderstorms, lightning and light to moderate rainfall overnight, the department said.
The capital had an unusual 507.1mm of rainfall in July, nearly 141 percent more than usual. It was also the maximum rainfall in July since 2003 and the second highest on record.
In total, Delhi has so far measured 582.8mm of rainfall since June 1, when the monsoon season begins, against the normal 295.6mm – a 97 percent excess.
The city witnessed 16 rainy days in July despite the monsoon arriving more than two weeks after its usual date, making it the most delayed in 19 years.
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