Across June and July, the supposedly rainy season of India, the Northern states suffered with heat and no rain. Many states declared drought and it was being said this is the worst rainy season in several decades. Then came September, and rain God’s finally relented. Well, they not just relented, they have unleashed their fury on the Northern states of India.
Generally Sep was the month when rain started receding, but surprisingly, the monsoon has just started this month. The amount of rainfall is so heavy that most drought hit areas have now received sufficient quantity of rainfall, in just 12 days of September. The rains are attributed to the moving of low pressure area from Madhya Pradesh to west UP and the non-stop rains are to continue at least till Sunday, 13th Sep. In some parts of UP, it started raining on Thursday and has continued well into Saturday.
In the National Capital Delhi, 142mm of rain was recorded in just 3 days since 9th Sep. That in itself accounts for over 25% of rainfall since June. A total of 577 mm rainfall has been recorded for the entire season now, which is closer to the normal level expected. The river Yamuna stands a chance of overflowing as it has been close to crossing the danger mark.
Ganga water level is rising in Kannauj, Kanpur, Varanasi, Ghazipur and Ballia while Yamuna was flowing at the danger mark in Mawi, and in Delhi will cross the danger mark by Saturday afternoon. The rainfall at this point of time will be good for farmers as it will lead to higher yields of pulses, oil seeds and paddy crops.
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