Delhi Sees Record Rain In 24 Hours, More Expected Today

Delhi Weather: According to private weather forecasting agency Skymet Weather, Safdarjung in Delhi recordedthe highest rain in a decade in a 24-hour period in October.

Delhi Rain: Several parts of Delhi witnessed waterlogging after constant rain.

Highlights

  • Delhi and nearby cities saw water-logging after several hours of rain
  • Delhi is also witnessing a dip in air quality due to stubble burning
  • Delhi received 3 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours
New Delhi:

Delhi and nearby cities saw water-logging in many parts after several hours of heavy rain overnight, slowing traffic movement this morning.

According to private weather forecasting agency Skymet Weather, Safdarjung in Delhi recorded the highest rain in a decade in a 24-hour period in October. Safdarjung recorded 85 mm and Palam 55 mm rain until 05:30 am today. Record is of 172.7 mm on October 1 in 1954

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted light intensity rain over and adjoining areas of entire Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Baraut, Agra, Mathura, Hathras, Sonipat, Gannaur, Gohana, Sohana, Jhunjunu, Pilani during next 2 hours. 

Following heavy rains in the national capital last night, several parts in and around Delhi witnessed waterlogging, causing slow-moving traffic and route blockages today.

The Delhi Traffic Police in its traffic advisory today, informed that the MB road has been closed due to waterlogging at Pulprahladpur underpass.

Gazipur fruit and vegetable wholesale market in Delhi was also waterlogged following overnight rainfall in the city.

Delhi police in the advisory suggested alternative routes for commuters' convenience.

On Sunday too, the national capital was hit by heavy rain, leading to waterlogging and traffic jams in many areas, causing inconvenience for commuters. The maximum temperature on Sunday settled at around 33 degrees Celsius while the minimum temperature on Sunday settled at 23.5 degrees Celsius, four notches above normal.

However, the city is also witnessing a dip in air quality due to stubble burning. Ministry of Earth Sciences' forecast body SAFAR said the city's Air Quality Index (AQI) was recorded as 350, which falls in the ''very poor'' category with PM2.5 as the lead pollutant.

Besides Delhi, moderate to heavy rains were predicted for almost all adjoining areas in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.

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