The monsoon rains have caused havoc in many regions of the country with floods and landslides occurring in various parts of the country. However, the temperature in the national capital Delhi has soared once again since there has been no monsoon rainfall in the past few days.
While the monsoon showers have been low this year, with a lack of 54% rainfall in the month of August 2021, as stated by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). During the month of July, the country witnessed around 507.1 mm of rainfall which was 210.6 mm more than the average rainfall of a month.
The IMD has stated that the national capital Delhi and the NCR region is going through its “Break Monsoon Phase”
Break Monsoon is a typical phase of South Western monsoon, and the pause can last for a couple of days or even a fortnight. Break monsoon is even termed as trough shifting northwards and closer to the foothills of the Himalayas.