New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in its monthly report on Thursday that this year, May was the second highest rainfall in the last 121 years. The reason for this is two consecutive cyclones and Western Disturbance.
The IMD also said that this time in India, the average maximum temperature in May was recorded at 34.18 degrees Celsius, which was the fourth lowest temperature since 1901. This is the lowest since 1977 when the maximum temperature recorded was 33.84 °C.
According to the report, the lowest temperature ever recorded in May was 32.68 degree Celsius in 1917. No heat wave occurred in May in any part of India. The entire country received 107.9 mm of rain in May 2021, which is more than the average of 62 mm. Earlier in 1990, the highest rainfall was 110.7 mm.
Cyclones occurred in the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal in May. Cyclone Toute came in the Arabian Sea and Cyclone Yas came in the Bay of Bengal. The IMD said that in the three months of summer 2021, the activities of Western Disturbance over North India remained above normal.
It is worth noting that this time the monsoon is also progressing at a fast pace. It has become more likely that it will start raining in Delhi before the scheduled time. Monsoon usually enters Delhi around June 27. It is believed that this time the monsoon will reach western Uttar Pradesh by June 13-14. This means that the people of Delhi can get relief from the heat soon.
Significantly, the temperature in Delhi may start decreasing from Saturday. During this, people will get relief from the heat due to rain. Light rain is expected in Delhi on June 12 and 13.
Know that in the coming few days, Monsoon will become active in the remaining parts of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Apart from this, in the next 4-5 days, there is a possibility of heavy rain in about 14 states including Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha of Maharashtra, Jharkhand, Bihar, Telangana and Gujarat.