Delhi: Delhi has been witnessing relentless downpour since Saturday with several parts in the capital waterlogged and many key routes witnessing slow movement of traffic. While it’s not usual for the national capital to receive heavy rainfall during the month of October, the showers have brought much relief with the improving air quality.
According to Mahesh Palawat, vice president of Skymet, the downpour in the last 24 hours led to a new record as it was the highest the city has seen in Safdarjung in October over the last decade. The Safdarjung Observatory is Delhi’s primary weather station and has recived 74 mm in 24 hour rain over Delhi Safdarjung, highest during the decade. The highest record stands for 172.7 mm on October 1 in 1954.
According to the Indian Meteorological Department, the national capital had received the second highest rainfall since 2007, making a new record for the city.