Heavy Rainfall Lashes Delhi-NCR

Delhi received the highest 24-hour rainfall this year in 121 years.

New Delhi on Saturday, witnessed heavy rains that lashed the national capital's streets, leaving the airport’s forecourt and other parts waterlogged.

 

Senior India Meteorological Department (IMD) scientist Dr R.K. Jenamani said Delhi received the highest 24-hour rainfall this year in 121 years.

 

“It has received 390 mm rainfall in September - the highest in 77 years, after 417 mm in September 1944. Delhi has recorded 1,139 mm rainfall in four months, which is the highest in 46 years, below 1,155 mm in 1975,” he added.

 

The Delhi Airport said the passengers encountered waterlogging for a short while due to heavy downpour, adding the operations are back to normal.

 

Several areas, including Vikas Marg, Sangam Vihar, Mehrauli-Badarpur Road, Rohtak Road, Badarpur, Som Vihar, RK Puram, Munirka, Rajpur Khurd, Nangloi, Hari Nagar, Pul Prahladpur Underpass, Madhu Vihar and Moti Bagh also witnessed waterlogging.

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