September weather in India

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1st September

Delhi: 67.6mm rain, 32.6°C mx / 2017

The Times of India (Delhi) City records wettest day in 3 yrs, more rain likely

Showers continued across the capital on Friday , bringing down temperature. The maximum temperature was recorded at 32.6 degrees Celsius, two notches below normal for the season. It was also the wettest day in the capital in nearly three years with 67.6mm rainfall recorded between 8.30am on Thursday and 8.30am on Friday . . Rain also brought waterlogging with it. Safdarjung observatory recorded further 4.6mm rainfall in nine hours after 8.30am on Friday . Delhi's other stations also recorded similar figures till 8.30am on Friday: Palam recorded 32.5mm, Lodhi Road saw 51.4mm, Ayanagar registered 38.1mm and Najafgarh recorded 44mm of rainfall. A spell of heavy but short-duration rain was recorded on Friday with Palam, Lodhi Road and the Ridge stations recording 5mm, 5.2mm and 1.6mm of rainfall in a 9-hour period from 8.30am to 5.30pm. Faridabad, meanwhile, received 97mm of rainfall in 24 hours till 8.30am on Friday .

1-4th September

Delhi: 127.6mm rain / 2018

2018 City crosses monthly rainfall avg in 4 days The Times of India

Delhi crossed the monthly rainfall average of September in just four days as strong showers were recorded once again in the early hours of Tuesday. Till 8.30am, Delhi recorded 41.6mm of rainfall as parts of the capital saw severe waterlogging, leading to traffic. For the month of September, Delhi has already received 127.6mm of rainfall till 8.30am on September 4 — already 2.5mm more than the entire month’s rainfall average of 125.1mm. Till this time, September usually has an average of 28.8mm of rainfall in the first four days, Met officials said. According to the Met office, the intensity of rain was strong in the morning in some parts. However, only light rain and drizzle activity was recorded after noon. Stations like Lodhi Road, Ridge and Ayanagar received 11.9mm, 5.9mm and 7.1mm of rainfall respectively till 8.30 am, officials said.

1- 4 September

Delhi: 151.4mm rain / 2018

Till Thursday 8.30am, the capital had received 151.4mm rainfall in September. According to IMD, the average rainfall for the entire month is 125.1mm.

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Delhi: 34.6°C mx, humidity 60 to 94%, light rainfall/ 2018

2018 Expect cloudy skies and more rain today

Light to moderate showers on Thursday evening brought a respite from the otherwise sultry weather — bringing down the mercury by several notches. In the first week of September, the rainfall has already exceeded the monthly average. Delhi received light rainfall during the day, however, by the evening, most parts recorded intense shower with temperatures dropping by 3-5 degrees in some places. Delhi’s maximum temperature on Thursday was recorded at 34.6 degrees Celsius with sunny conditions recorded in the early hours, while the humidity levels oscillated between 60% and 94%.

7th September

Delhi, 40km/hr wind, 34.1°C mx, 24.6°C min/ 2018

2018 Afternoon rain delays over 100 flights, grinds traffic to halt

Over 100 flights were delayed and at least 17 diverted on Friday after a spell of strong showers in the afternoon. Most diversions took place between 3:30pm and 4:30 pm, officials said. Several stretches in south and southwest Delhi reported traffic snarls due to waterlogging during this period. R K Jenamani, met head at IGI airport, said an ‘intense’ spell of rain occurred between 2.30pm and 3.45 pm with wind speeds touching 40km/hr. “The wind direction changed four times during this period, making it difficult for flights to land. It must be understood, however, that a number of flight disruptions and diversions had nothing to do with peak wind speed, but the height of thunderstorm clouds that stand at flight path and trigger wind shear while flights are descending,” Jenamani said. Delhi’s maximum temperature on Friday was 34.1 degrees whereas the minimum was 24.6 degrees Celsius.

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9th September

Delhi: 5.8mm rain, 32.7°C mx, 65 to 97% humidity/ 2018

2018 Break from rain: Humidity down, but temp to rise

The capital recorded 5.8mm of rainfall till 8.30am on Sunday in a 24-hour period. After that, however, it saw clear skies during the remaining part of the day. Delhi’s maximum temperature was recorded at 32.7 degrees Celsius — one degree below normal, while the humidity levels oscillated between 65 to 97% in the last 24 hours. The capital has received almost 180mm of rainfall so far in the month of September as compared to a monthly average of 125.1mm. The monthly figure was crossed in just four days with Delhi receiving light to moderate spells of rain from September 1 onwards.

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Mumbai, Colaba 75mm, Santa Cruz 61mm/ 2017

2017 : The Times of India (Delhi) Mumbai gets a month's quota of rain in 24 hrs by Richa Pinto

The city experienced yet another intense downpour, the second time this season, receiving almost as much rain over Tuesday and Wednesday as it usually does in an entire month. Data from India Meteorological Department (IMD) indicated that in 24 hours, starting 8.30am on September 19, Mumbai recorded about 304mm of rainfall [???], just shy of the 312mm average [???] set for the entire month of September. It was also the second wettest September day in IMD's over 100-year recorded history. “The IPCC has said owing to climate change we'll keep seeing such heavy rain over short intervals,“ said Prof Kapil Gupta from the department of civil engineering at IIT Bombay and an expert on urban flooding. The impact was mostly felt in western suburbs like Andheri, Borivali, Dahisar, Dindoshi, where many streets were under water, especially those adjoining subways connecting eastern and western parts. Railway and road transport were unaffected as traffic was thin owing to the government's proactive decision to shut down schools and colleges. Heavy rains lasted till Wednesday morning before the low pressure zone, which caused it, moved away from the region. Incidentally , the total rain recorded was barely 27mm less than that recorded on August 29, the last such day on which heavy rain lashed the metropolis. By Wednesday morning, however, the weather system weakened and showers became intermittent.

Rain recorded by IMD's Colaba observatory over 12 hours from 8.30am to 8.30pm on Wednesday was 75mm while IMD's Santacruz observatory recorded 61mm in the same period. Weathermen said persistent weather systems in both the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal had led to heavy cloud formations, but the system had started to move westwards. “The low pressure in the Bay of Bengal has moved westwards and now it's over Chattisgargh. From this, one trough extending through Madhya Maharashtra gave Mumbai this intense rain activity ,“ said IMD's deputy DG (western region) K S Hosalikar. He dismissed talk of a cyclone building up in the region. Prof Gupta said a combinations of reasons, including the urban heat island effect, had led to the spell of heavy rain.

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Delhi, 43.6mm rain, 27.5°C mx, 26.5°C min, humidity 10%> 69%/ 2017

Delhi Sept 23 2017
From [ The Times of India ]

The Times of India (Delhi) More rain today, but not as much as Friday

It was dark and gloomy for the better part of Friday as a strong spell of rain lashed Delhi and its suburbs. Heat and humidity disappeared, but traffic snarls came back. Delhi received around 43.6mm of rainfall in a 12-hour period till 8.30pm. The maximum temperature was recorded at 27.5 degrees Celsius, seven degrees below normal for the season with people heading out to India Gate and Connaught place to enjoy the weather. The Safdarjung weather observatory recorded 43.6mm rainfall between 8.30am to 8.30pm on Friday , while other weather stations at Lodhi road, Ayanagar and Ridge received rainfall over 20mm in a 9hour period between 8.30am and 5.30pm. Faridabad received 106mm of rainfall during the same period. “The rainfall at Lodhi road, Ridge and Ayanagar between 8:30am and 5:30pm was recorded at 22.3mm, 22.7mm and 24mm respectively.Meanwhile, Safdarjung and Palam also received strong rainfall, recording 43.6mm and 32.3mm of rainfall from 8.30am and 8.30pm. More rain is likely to take place on Saturday , however the intensity will be lesser,“ said a met official. Friday's minimum temperature was recorded at 26.5 degrees Celsius, two notches above normal with humidity oscillating between 69% and 10% in a 24-hour period, officials said.

23, 24, 25 Sept 2018/ Rainfall

North India average: 38.9mm of rain/ 2018

21-25 Sept, 2018: very heavy rainfall in four northwest Indian states
From [ The Times of India ]
21-25 Sept, 2018 the deluge in Himachal Pradesh
From [ The Times of India ]

21-25 Sept, 2018 very heavy rainfall in four northwest Indian states

North pounded by heaviest two-day rainfall in 3 years/ Wettest Sept In Himachal Since 2004 by

The remnant of cyclone Daye, which hit Odisha coast last Saturday and surged inland, brought the wettest weather seen over north India in three years. The system dumped an average of 38.9mm of rain on Sunday and Monday, the highest two-day spell of rainfall in the region since July 2015, with Himachal Pradesh witnessing its rainiest September in at least the last 14 years. (i.e. since 2004? )

Monday 24 was the wettest September day over north India since 2014, India Meteorological Department (IMD) records reveal. It was also the 'heaviest day of rain in the region, for any month, since July 2016.

“North India saw extreme weather over the past few days caused by the interaction of moisture brought in by cyclone Daye in the form of low pressure with a westerly system that circulated that moisture across the region,” said K J Ramesh, director general of IMD.

Himachal Pradesh was ground zero of the deluge. In four days, the state received nearly 33% more rain than its normal for the entire month of September. Rainfall totalling 166.7mm battered the state during this period, triggering flash floods and landslides. Normal rainfall in the state for the whole month of September is a little more than 125mm.

The most severe weather in Himachal was on Sunday 23. The state was pounded with an average of 67.9mm of rain, more than 15 times the normal. That day, the wettest districts of Una and Hamirpur were deluged with more than 96mm of rain, over 16 times the normal in the case of Una.

“After this intense spell, Himachal Pradesh has so far received 255mm of rain in September. It is the highest rainfall in the state during the month since at least 2004. Rain records earlier than 2004 are not readily available,” said Manmohan Singh, head of Himachal’s Met department in Shimla.

The four-day wet spell lifted the monsoon figures of Haryana — which had a seasonal deficit of 22% on September 21 — to well within the normal range at an overall shortfall of just 8%. Punjab’s deficit of 16% (as on September 21) was wiped out and the state now has a monsoon surplus of 10%. The deluge, however, has reportedly caused damage to standing paddy and cotton crops in the region.

Yamuna crosses danger mark

Yamuna crossed the ‘danger’ mark of 204.83 metres on Tuesday 25 morning and was flowing above the 205m mark by the afternoon after the release of more than 10 lakh cusecs of water from the Hathni Kund barrage since Monday

Northwest India

“On Sunday, 19mm of rain was recorded over northwest India, which was 533% of the normal for the day. Monday’s 19.9mm rainfall was 454% of the normal. It the wettest day in the region since July 17, 2016, when 20.6mm was recorded,” said A K Srivastava, head of IMD’s climate monitoring and analysis group.

Northwest India is a meteorological region comprising J&K, Himachal, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana (including Delhi and Chandigarh), Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

The rainfall also lifted the countrywide monsoon deficit, which was 10% on September 21, to 8.5%, brightening the possibility of this year’s rainfall ending up in the below-normal range (between -4 and -10%). A shortfall of greater than 10% is termed as a deficient monsoon, popularly known as a drought year.

23rd September

24th September

Himachal Pradesh: Heavy rains, flash floods, landslides / 2018

2018 Rains kill 13 in north India; 378 HP roads closed

Shimla: Heavy rains triggered flash floods and landslides across Himachal Pradesh, claiming the lives of seven people and leaving three injured, even as hundreds of people were evacuated to safety and several houses and vehicles were washed away in the deluge on Monday. The death toll across north India was at least 13, with agencies reporting that a family of five was buried alive in a landslide in J&K’s Doda district while a 45-year-old man died in a roof collapse in Haryana’s Ambala district. Three people, including a girl, were swept away by flash floods in Kullu while two others stranded were airlifted to safety. In Jwali area of Kangra, a 31-yearold was swept away in the swollen Nahad rivulet. A 50-year-old man, Kuldeep Chand Sharma, drowned in a village water channel in Dharamshala while a seven-month old baby drowned after her mother slipped and fell in a water channel in Gulel village of Salooni tehsil in Chamba. At Gagret in Una, the manager of a juice factory was killed after a landslide hit the factory. Heavy rain severely affected life in 10 of 12 districts of HP. On Monday, 378 roads were closed due to landslides.

Delhi, 27.8°C mx, 16.3mm rain, hmdty 71 to 100% / 2018

2018 Expect light rain today but dry spell likely after that

Strong showers were recorded in the early hours of Monday and during the day as maximum temperature remained several degrees below normal.Delhi’s maximum temperature on Monday was recorded at 27.8 degrees Celsius — six degrees below normal for the season. The Safdarjung observatory received 16.3mm of rainfall till 8.30am on Monday, recording another 8.8mm of rainfall in the next nine hours. Delhi’s other weather stations recorded similar rain activity overnight with Palam, Lodhi Road and Ayanagar – all receiving over 20mm of rainfall till 8.30am. The humidity levels also remained on the high side, oscillating between 71 to 100%, however that is likely to reduce in the coming days, an official said.

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26th September

Yamuna at ‘severe’ level/ 2018

2018 Yamuna continues to swell, now at ‘severe’ level TIMES NEWS NETWORK

After crossing the ‘danger’ mark on Tuesday, Yamuna’s water level continued to rise on Wednesday and was recorded at 205.79 metres in the evening, almost one metre above the danger level. The water level continued to rise after more water was released from the Hathni Kund barrage in a staggered manner.

The sudden rise in water levels had forced chief secretary Anshu Prakash to hold a review meeting on Tuesday, issuing directions to get tents erected and evacuation work to begin as soon as possible to clear low-lying areas near the river. According to the district magistrate, around 1,400 tents have been erected in six districts so far with 598 people evacuated following the sudden increase in water.

According to the Central Water Commission (CWC), on Wednesday the water level was classified in the “severe” category which is the highest warning level for a river.

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See also

January weather in India <> February weather in India <> March weather in India <> April weather in India <> May weather in India <> June weather in India <> July weather in India <> August weather in India <> September weather in India <> October weather in India <> November weather in India <> December weather in India

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