Central Delhi is India’s driest district, says IMD data

According to data from the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Central Delhi is the country’s most rain-deficient area. Although rain has fallen in several parts of north India, the national capital Delhi is still waiting for the southwest monsoon to arrive.

Since June 1, when the monsoon season begins, Central Delhi has received just 8.5 mm of rain, compared to an average of 125.1 mm, resulting in a 93 percent deficit. So far, Delhi has gotten 64% less rain than average, putting it in the category of “major deficient” states.

Meanwhile, the IMD is optimistic that rain will fall in Delhi on July 12. “The circumstances remain favourable for the southwest monsoon to move further across Delhi, the remaining sections of west Uttar Pradesh, and some more parts of Punjab, Haryana, and Rajasthan during the next 24 hours,” the IMD said in its prediction on Sunday.