Delhi received the one-day rainfall mark of 112.1 mm in the last 24 hours ending 8:30 am on Wednesday, the highest in at least 12 years, said the India Meteorological Department (IMD). The data was given by Safdarjung Observatory, which is considered the official marker for the national capital.
Wednesday record tops the previous one-day record rainfall of 110 mm received by Delhi on September 20, 2010, reported PTI.
IMD has also predicted a fresh spell of rains on Wednesday in many areas of Delhi and NCR.
Meanwhile, heavy rains continue to lash roads and disrupt traffic movements across the Indian capital submerging low-lying areas in knee-deep water. Here are some pictures from the spot.
The Delhi Traffic Police issued an advisory against traffic
obstruction at the Azad Market subway going towards Pratap Nagar due to the
heavy waterlogging at the road.
Meanwhile, the IMD said on Wednesday that thunderstorms with moderate to heavy intensity of rainfall would likely occur over most places in the national capital Delhi and NCR.
According to PTI, the weather stations at Lodhi Road, Ridge, Palam and
Ayanagar recorded 120.2 mm, 81.6 mm, 71.1 mm and 68.2 mm rainfall,
respectively, in the 24 hours ending 8:30 am.
On Tuesday, Delhi gauged 84 mm rainfall in just six hours — between
8:30 am and 2:30 pm — that flooded roads and led to massive traffic snarls on
key stretches such as ITO, Ring Road near IP Estate flyover, Dhaula Kuan, and
According to IMD, rainfall level recorded below 15 mm is considered light, while that recorded between 15 mm and 64.5 mm is moderate. If recorded between 64.5 mm and 115.5 mm, it is heavy and between 115.6 mm and 204.4 mm is considered very heavy. Rainfall above 204.4 mm is considered extremely heavy rainfall.