Might acquired the second highest rainfall in 121 years, the India Meteorological Division (IMD) mentioned in its month-to-month report Thursday, attributing two back-to-back cyclones and western disturbances for the file precipitation.
It additionally mentioned that at 34.18 levels Celsius, the common most temperature over India this Might was the fourth lowest since 1901.
The bottom ever temperature recorded for Might was 32.68 levels Celsius in 1917. The temperature was lowest since 1977 when it was of 33.84 levels Celsius, the IMD mentioned.
There was no important warmth wave spell noticed through the month over any components of India, he mentioned.
Rainfall over the nation as an entire for the month of Might 2021 exhibits that it has recorded 107.9 millimetres which is 74 per cent greater than its Lengthy Interval Common (LPA) of 62 mm.
“Rainfall over India through the month of Might was second highest since 1901. The ever highest rainfall occurred within the yr 1990 (110.7mm),” the IMD mentioned in its month-to-month report for Might.
Might noticed formation of a cyclone every within the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal.
Tauktae shaped over the Arabian Sea and developed into an ”extraordinarily extreme cyclonic storm”. It hit the Gujarat coast on Might 17 after battering states alongside the western coast.
Cyclone ”Yaas” developed over the Bay of Bengal and intensified right into a ”very extreme cyclonic storm”. It hit the Odisha coast on Might 26 and likewise affected West Bengal.
These two methods introduced rainfall not solely over the states alongside the western and japanese coasts but additionally to different components of the nation. As an example, as Cyclone ”Tauktae” weakened, it headed in the direction of north India and introduced rains over a number of components of north India.
Equally, ‘Yaas” introduced rains over east India together with Jharkhand, Bihar because it weakened.
The IMD mentioned that in all three months of the summer time of 2021, frequencies of western disturbance actions over north India had been increased than regular.
In March, April and Might 2021, it was seven, 9 and eight respectively in opposition to regular of 4-6 WDs, the IMD added.
Western disturbances are cyclonic storms that originate within the Mediterranean, traverse throughout Central Asia and hit the north India. They’re essential to northwest India as they’re a serious supply of snow and rainfall through the winters.
Like in March and April 2021, warmth wave situations in Might 2021 was occasional and likewise for shorter intervals over very small area.
“No important warmth wave occurred through the month over the nation besides northwest Rajasthan the place it was noticed for 2 days on Might 29 and 30,” the IMD mentioned.