Delhi gets season's highest rainfall

Delhi gets season's highest rainfall

Delhi received season’s highest rainfall on Wednesday with the continuous downpour leading to water-logging on major roads, severely affecting traffic movement across the city.

The city received 63.1 mm rainfall as per the reading of the Safdarjung observatory, while the Palam observatory recorded 55.6 mm rainfall, highest in this season.

According to Met, 53 mm of rainfall was received within a span of two hours on Wednesday morning, with the intensity being highest in Delhi.

Waterlogging in various areas including Shantipath, Press Enclave Road, Dhaulakuan, Zakir Hussain Marg, AIIMS flyover and Zakhir underpass among other areas crippled the traffic movement, giving Delhiites a tough time.

Barapullah flyover towards DND, Ashram Chowk, Ring Road Maharani Bagh, Lajpat Nagar, Sarai Kale Khan, Raja Garden towards Mayapuri and Gymkhana towards Teen Murti Marg were also among the major waterlogged points.

“The maximum temperature was recorded at 30.4 degrees Celsius, four notches below normal while the minimum settled at 26 degrees Celsius, a notch below normal,” a Met official said.

Weatherman has predicted continuous downpour in the city with the possibility of thunderstorm. “The rain will continue to lash the city tomorrow as well. The maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to hover around 30 and 25 degrees Celsius,” the official added.

South Delhi was the worst hit with severe traffic congestion being seen at the stretch between IIT-Delhi to Munirka, Press Enclave Road, Chirag Delhi to Nehru Place flyover Sadik Nagar, BRT to Moolchand, Lala Lajpat Rai Marg, Nehru Place to Zamrudpur, Maharani Bagh, Lajpat Nagar, Lado Sarai T-Point, West End Marg near Saket Metro Station, AIIMS Loop and under South Ex. flyover.

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