Delhi Rains: IMD Predicts Cloudy Sky With Heavy Showers
The downpour, reportedly the heaviest spell of rains this monsoon season, led to waterlogging in several parts of Delhi, throwing traffic out of gear.
Heavy rain greeted Delhi residents to a pleasing morning on Thursday (August 13), helping the city bring down its rain deficiency for the monsoon season, the lowest in 10 years. The downpour, which was reportedly the heaviest spell of rains this monsoon season, however, led to waterlogging in several parts of the national capital, throwing traffic out of gear. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the Ayanagar weather station recorded 99.2 mm rainfall, the maximum in the city, till 8.30 a.m. The Palam and Ridge weather stations gauged 93.6 mm and 84.6 mm precipitation respectively.
The Safdarjung observatory, which provides representative figures for the city, recorded 68 mm rainfall, according to IMD. The weather department has predicted “generally cloudy sky with heavy rain” in the national capital today. The showers inundated low-lying areas and threw traffic out of gear in several parts of the city. Pictures shared by news agencies showed waterlogging near New Delhi Railway Station and at an underpass in Dwarka in the south-west part of the city.
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