Delhi-NCR wakes up to heavy rainfall

Delhi-NCR woke up to another heavy spell of rains with thunder that had continued past midnight till Thursday morning, crossing normal rainfall mark for the month.

“Today’s spell is likely to end much earlier compared to yesterday’s,” said an official from the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

For 24 hours ending at 8.30 a.m., Safdarjung recorded 117.7 mm, Palam recorded 108.2 mm, Lodhi Road (133.6 mm), Ridge (68.4 mm) and Aya Nagar 56.2 mm rainfall.

Explaining how two days of rains have already crossed the ‘normal’ mark for the month, an IMD official at the Safdarjung observatory said that the rainfall was 112.1 mm till 8.30 a.m. on September 1 and thereafter, next 24 hours recorded 117.7 mm, totalling to 229.8 mm.

September’s normal rainfall so far for Safdarjung is 129.8mm.

Thunderstorm with moderate to heavy intensity rain was witnessed over and adjoining areas of some parts of NCR (Hindon AF Station, Ghaziabad, Indirapuram and Chhapraula).

Light to moderate intensity rain continued over many places of Delhi and adjoining areas of NCR (Noida) during the morning hours, IMD said.

By 10 a.m., rainfall had stopped in several areas and it was brightly sunny.

The continuous rainfall on Wednesday brought down the mercury with a maximum temperature recorded at 28.7 degrees Celsius, six notches below normal.

Maximum temperature on Thursday is likely to be 30 degrees Celsius, IMD said.

Heavy rainfall on Wednesday, during morning peak hours, led to waterlogging across Delhi with commuters facing traffic jams.