New Delhi: This was the second wettest January for Delhi in the last decade, shows data from the India Meteorological Department (IMD). The Safdarjung observatory, considered to be representative of Delhi's weather, recorded 48.1 mm rainfall till wednesday. This is 148% more than the normal 19.3mm rainfall in the city normally receives in January.
The observatory recorded 8mm rainfall in just one day, according to the Met department. The wettest January of the decade for Delhi was last year, when the city received 54.1mm rainfall over five days. This year, even December was unusually wet for Delhi, with the city receiving 277% above normal rainfall at the Safdarjung observatory. The city usually receives the highest amount of winter rainfall in Febuary, when the normal long-period average rainfall is 23.1mm. This year the northern plains and the northeast received more than normal rainfall. Delhi received the second highest January rainfall this year in the last ten years. There have been several Western Disturbances one after the other since November 3. Light to moderate rainfall is expected to continue in parts of Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh and over the parts of east India till Thursday.
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