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Record single-day August rain in national capital, highest in 14 years

New Delhi: The weather department reported 138.8 mm of rain in Delhi on Saturday, the city’s highest one-day rainfall in 14 years and ninth-highest since 1961. A meteorological department report stated that on August 2, 1961, the national capital recorded the highest-ever one-day rainfall of 184 mm for the month of August.

Delhi recorded 138.8 mm of rainfall in 24 hours ending 8.30 am on Saturday — the most precipitation for the month of August since 2007.

On Saturday, the maximum temperature was 32.1 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season’s average. Minimum temperatures were recorded at 23.8 degrees Celsius, three degrees below the season’s average. Humidity was recorded at 100 percent.

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For Sunday, the weatherman predicts light rain accompanied by cloudy skies. The maximum and minimum temperatures will be 33 and 24 degrees Celsius, respectively. According to weather officials, a cloud belt is moving across northern and central Delhi tonight, potentially bringing thunder and lightning along with light to moderate rain.

In July, the capital measured a rainfall of 507.1 mm, which is nearly 141 percent above normal. Additionally, it was the highest rainfall recorded in July since 2003 and the second-highest ever. Since June 1, when the monsoon season began, Delhi has recorded 582.8 mm of rainfall against 295.6 mm of normal — an excess of 97 percent. The city saw 16 rainy days in July, making it the rainiest month in 19 years, despite the monsoon arriving over two weeks late.


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