Monday, September 20, 2010

It Seems the God of Rains Do Not to Have Games Successful

The month’s wettest day, with heavy rain in the morning and an incessant drizzle thereafter, made Sunday the coldest September day in Delhi in at least five years. The maximum temperature crashed to 23.6 degrees Celsius 10 degrees below normal barely 0.5 degrees above the minimum temperature. The city saw 56.2mm rain till 8.30pm; most of it came between 8.30am and 11.30am.

Records show this is the wettest monsoon in Delhi since 1978. Rainfall since June 1 has touched 949mm, just a shade lower than 965.1mm recorded during the monsoon of 1978. Sunday’s rain also took Delhi’s rainfall during September to 250.6mm, the highest since 1998 when 280.4 mm was recorded.

With heavy rains in northwest India, Delhi faces possibly its worst flood threat this season. The Hathnikund barrage increased its releases from 7pm on Saturday, reaching almost 6.92 lakh cusec on Sunday.