The India Meteorological Department said that Delhi received 144.8 mm of rain in May this year, the most in 13 years.
The India Meteorological Department said on Monday that Delhi’s mean maximum temperature in May was 37.5 degrees Celsius, the lowest for the month in 13 years.
This is also the first time since 2014 that the Safdarjung Observatory, the city’s official weather station, has not recorded a heat wave during the pre-monsoon season, according to the IMD.
According to Kuldeep Srivastava, the Director of the IMD’s regional forecasting centre, the city had a mean maximum temperature of 37 degrees Celsius in May 2008.
It reported the city’s high temperature on May 19 was 23.8 degrees Celsius, 16 degrees below average and the lowest in the month of May since 1951.
He further stated that this is the first time Safdarjung has not had a heatwave in the pre-monsoon season since 2014.
Frequent western disturbances held the temperature in control at first, and then cyclone Tauktae brought “record” rainfall, according to Srivastava.
It’s also the first year since 2011 that Palam hasn’t had a heatwave during the pre-monsoon season, according to him.
A “heat wave” is declared in the plains when the highest temperature exceeds 40 degrees Celsius and is at least 4.5 degrees above usual.
According to the IMD, a “severe” heat wave is defined as a temperature difference of more than 6.5 degrees Celsius from normal.
According to the meteorological bureau, Delhi had 144.8 mm of rain in May this year, the most in 13 years.
“In the following four to five days, no rain is expected. As a result, this is the wettest May since 2008 “Srivastava stated the following.
Last year, the Safdarjung Observatory reported 21.1 mm of rainfall, 26.9 mm this year, and 24.2 mm in 2018.
Between 8:30 a.m. on May 19 and 8:30 a.m. on May 20, cyclonic storm Tauktae and a western disturbance dropped a record 119.3 mm of rain on Delhi, shattering all previous May rainfall records.
According to the IMD, this was more than double the previous record rainfall of 60 mm on May 24, 1976.