India saw 168 very heavy rainfall events in November, highest in five years, says IMD
The weather department also said that the country received 56.5 mm of rainfall against the normal of 30.5 mm — an excess of 85.4 percent in the previous month
New Delhi: The country saw 645 events of heavy rainfall and 168 of very heavy rainfall in November, the highest in the month in five years, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Wednesday.
It recorded 11 extremely heavy rainfall (more than 204.5 mm) events in the month, equalling the number reported last year.
The country saw 645 events of heavy rainfall (64.5 mm to 115.5 mm) and 168 events of very heavy rainfall (115.6 mm to 204.5 mm) in November, the highest in the last five years, according to the IMD's data.
Peninsular India reported most of the extremely heavy to very heavy rainfall events, which claimed 44 lives in Andhra Pradesh, 16 in Tamil Nadu, 15 in Karnataka and three in Kerala.
The Met office also said the country received 56.5 mm of rainfall against the normal of 30.5 mm — an excess of 85.4 percent — in November.
Peninsular India gauged 160 percent more rainfall — 232.7 mm against the average of 89.5 mm.
A passage of a western disturbance and a dust storm originating in Balochistan has led to temperatures dipping to almost 14 degrees Celsius. On Monday, the air pollution levels were at a record high of 436 AQI
According to the IMD, Delhi is likely to witness a minimum temperature of seven degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature is expected to be around 16 degrees Celsius
As per the weather agency, the country also reported 1,750 deaths due to extreme weather events such as floods, cyclonic storms, heavy rain, landslides, lightning, among others, during the year