May saw second-highest rainfall in 121 years; no significant heat wave spell: IMD
May received the second-highest rainfall in 121 years, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in its monthly report Thursday, attributing two back-to-back cyclones and western disturbances for the record precipitation.
It also said that at 34.18 degrees Celsius, the average maximum temperature over India this May was the fourth lowest since 1901.
The lowest ever temperature recorded for May was 32.68 degrees Celsius in 1917. The temperature was lowest since 1977 when it was of 33.84 degrees Celsius, the IMD said.
There was no significant heatwave spell observed during the month over any parts of India, he said.