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Delhi breaks 41-year rainfall record, more in store today



Delhi Breaks 41-Year Rainfall Record, More In Store Today

Delhi breaks 41-year rainfall record, more in store today

Delhi received a spell of heavy showers in 24 hours between Saturday and Sunday breaking a 41-year record, as the Safdarjung observatory, which is representative of the national capital, recorded 153 mm of rainfall during this period.

According to officials of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), this is the highest rainfall recorded since July 25, 1982, when the city received 169.9 mm of rainfall.

The Ridge area received 140 mm in the same period.

The weather bureau has also forecast moderate to heavy rain across the city on Sunday, with the maximum temperature expected to settle at around 30 degree Celsius. The minimum temperature was recorded at 25.4 degree Celsius, three degrees below normal.

On Saturday, heavy waterlogging was reported from across Delhi with Public Works Department (PWD), which manages the arterial stretches, receiving complaints regarding at least 200 points.

Delhi government officials said this was because of the ongoing heavy downpour and once the rain stopped, the condition improved and water was drained quickly.

Moderate rain is expected in Delhi on Monday and Tuesday as well.

Several parts of Northwest India saw very heavy rain on Saturday, with Chandigarh receiving 322.2 mm and Ambala 224.1 mm of rainfall in a day. Parts of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu & Kashmir have also reported very heavy rain.

The downpours are a result of an interaction between an active western disturbance and moisture-laden monsoon winds over the region.

Article source: indianexpress

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