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Rains restrict because of pollution

31, Jan 2018 By shakeel ahmad

The weather experts have their own particular opinion on a lesser amount of rainfall this January but the denizens disturbed with thick fog conditions and cold wave were certainly heaving a sigh of relief from the absence of rains. The path of western disturbances remained more northerly than normal, confirmed the weather sources. Through this course, the cold and the wet weather bother us normally. Our conditions become unbearable.

No strong rain activity is expected in the coming days too. After January 24, there has been no considerable accumulation to the departed month’s rainfall share. Rain from the northwest monsoon usually dies away during the first week of January, with peninsula India witnessing a marked drop in rainfall activity in the latter part of the month of January.

The wind circulation, according to the met officials, goes through two distinct stages, one being the even phase and another is rolling stage. When the circulation is even, there is no interaction between the mid-latitude and tropical air, which happened this point in time. However, it rained less. Wide-ranging instances of this interaction were failing to spot this year despite the sudden occurrence of the western disturbances in the region.

The best rainfall development was witnessed for the duration of Jan. 23 to 24 in some parts of northwest India. As a record low rainfall was registered this January in North India, there is a shocking downward trend in the rains coming at a level of 2.2 mm up to January 24, this year. By the way, the year 2000, 2001, 2007 remained driest months in January since the year of 1901. If we look at the recorded rainfall since the year 2010, the highest quantity of 26.9 mm can be seen in 2017. Apart from this year, also figuring in the list is 26.5 mm in 2012.  The year of 2014 recorded 19.3 mm rain followed by 17.2 mm in 2015.