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Heavy rain lashes parts of Delhi-NCR, MeT department issues orange alert

Heavy Rain Lashes Parts Of Delhi-NCR, MeT Department Issues Orange Alert

Heavy rain lashes parts of Delhi-NCR, MeT department issues orange alert

NEW DELHI: Heavy rain continued to lash parts of Delhi and the national capital region for the second consecutive day on Saturday.

In its 7.20am bulletin, the India Meteorological Department tweeted, “Thunderstorm with moderate to heavy intensity rain would continue to occur over and adjoining areas of Delhi and the national capital region”.

Despite monsoon arriving late this year, Safdarjung, Delhi’s base station for weather, crossed the 1,000mm rainfall mark for the season on Friday.

The Safdarjung observatory received 5.4mm of rainfall in a 24-hour period till 8.30 am on Friday, with 10.2mm of rainfall recorded between 5.30pm and 8.30pm, taking the figure to 1,015.5mm.

It went past the 1,000mm mark for the first time since 2010, when Delhi received 1,031.5mm between June and September.

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