Delhi received the highest rain for the month of May in 70 years between yesterday morning and this morning, the Met department said. The capital saw non-stop rain yesterday due to the impact of Cyclone Tauktae and a western disturbance.
At 119.3 mm, this is the highest ever rain since 1951. Previously, such a record was seen on a May day in 1976 when Delhi say 60 mm, almost half of yesterday’s figures.
“A record 119.3 mm rain fell in Delhi between 8:30 am on Wednesday and 8:30 am on Thursday, which is a new record for May,” Kuldeep Srivastava, the head of the weather office’s regional forecasting centre, was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.
The capital’s maximum temperature for May too dipped to the lowest in 70 years, with a record 23.8 degrees yesterday. Delhi’s maximum temperature during the day yesterday was less than that of Srinagar (25.8 degrees) and Dharamshala (27.2 degrees).