#Delhi Rains : Highest One-Day Rain For August In 13 Years, Roads Water Logged, Traffic Pace Hit

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The India Meteorological Department on Saturday said Delhi recorded 139 mm rainfall, the highest one-day rain for August in at least 13 years, and issued ‘orange alert’ for the city.

Officials said heavy rains lashed parts of the national capital that brought the mercury down and provided relief to Delhiites.

Major commercial areas in Pragati Maidan, ITO, Lajpat Nagar and Jangpura saw severe waterlogging, as a result of which, commuters on the route faced severe traffic snarls.

The Safdarjung Observatory, considered the official marker for Delhi, recorded 139 mm rainfall, while the Ridge Station registered 149.2 mm rainfall from 8.30 am on Friday to 8.30 am on Saturday, they said.

This is the highest one-day rain for the month of the August in at least 13 years, they said.

The all-time highest rainfall was 184 mm on August 2, 1961, they added.

The minimum temperature was recorded at 23.8 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season’s average, they said.

The relative humidity was recorded at 100 per cent.

The weatherman has forecast generally cloudy sky with moderate rain during the day. The maximum temperature will settle around 30 degrees Celsius.

The IMD has issued an ‘orange alert’ for Saturday and yellow alert for Sunday.

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