Rainfall In India Set To Break Records In September; Might Become The Wettest In 102 Years 
Rainfall In India Set To Break Records In September; Might Become The Wettest In 102 Years Representative image (Pratik Chorge/Hindustan Times via GettyImages)

In the wake of heavy monsoon rainfall in parts of the country, this month is set to become the wettest September India has witnessed in past 102 years, The Times of India reports.

The June-September monsoon season has already had 9 per cent above normal rainfall this year with a day left for the season.

All-India average for this month has reached 247.1 mm, which is 48 per cent above normal and third highest since 1901, as per the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) records. IMD expects this figure to go past 1983’s figure (255.8 mm) by Monday (30 September) as there is already red alert for heavy rainfall issued for Gujarat and Bihar.

If it manages to cross past 1983’s figure, this year’s September will only be behind 1917 when the month received highest rainfall of 285.6 mm since 1901.

According to IMD, the monsoon does not seem to be ending very soon. “There are still no signs of withdrawal for at least the next four-five days,” said director general of meteorology at IMD Mrutyunjay Mohapatra.

Having begun with a delay and a rain deficit of 33 per cent, this year’s monsoon will officially end on Monday with the highest rainfall for the four-month-long season in past 25 years. The all-India average for monsoon rainfall this year has been 956.1 mm till Sunday (29 September), which is 9 per cent higher than the normal figure of 877 mm.

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