In 2010, the capital had recorded 110 mm rainfall on September 20. 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 Rohtak road.
The country received 24 per cent less rainfall than normal in August, belying the IMD’s predictions for the month, but rainfall is expected to be above normal in September. Above normal rainfall to normal rainfall is likely over many parts of central India in September, India Meteorological Department (IMD) Director General Mrutunjay Mohapatra said on Wednesday.
Severe waterlogging is being seen in several parts of Gurugram following heavy rainfall. As per the IMD, the city received 64.2 mm of rain in the last 24 hours.
“Generally cloudy sky with one or two spells of rain or thundershowers’ is likely in Gurugram for the 3 three days,” IMD says.
A fresh spell of heavy rain pounded the capital on Wednesday morning, submerging low-lying areas in knee-deep water and affecting traffic movement in parts of the city.
Officials at the India Meteorological Department said the Safdarjung Observatory, considered the official marker for the city, gauged 112.1 mm rainfall in the 24 hours ending 8:30 am on Wednesday, the highest in at least 12 years.
Delhi: Traffic snarl caused by waterlogging at ITO due to heavy rainfall in the national capital pic.twitter.com/WxFOq5xO5h
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The monsoon deficit now stands at nine per cent and this is expected to come down due to good rainfall during September, he said. Before August, June too had recorded seven per cent less rainfall.
The country received 24 per cent less rainfall than normal in August, but rainfall is expected to be above normal in September, the IMD said in its forecast for the month. Mohapatra also said that normal to below rainfall is expected over north and northeast India and southern parts of south India.