Torrential rain breaks 14-year record in Delhi
The national capital received 138.8 mm of rainfall over 24 hours (from 8.30 a.m. on Friday to 8.30 a.m. on Saturday) — the highest for a single day in August since 2007.
The all-time highest amount of rainfall on a single day in the month was 184 mm on August 2, 1961. Saturday’s reading is the ninth highest in the list.
Safdarjung observatory, which is considered as representational data for the city, recorded 138.8 mm of rainfall, The Ridge observatory registered 149.2 mm of rainfall over 24 hours.
The Narela station recorded 11 mm of rainfall.
The minimum temperature on Saturday was recorded at 23.8 degrees Celsius, three notches below average, while the maximum temperature was 32.6 degree Celsius, a notch below normal.
Delhi’s air quality on Saturday evening was in the “satisfactory” category.
The IMD had issued an “orange” alert for Saturday, a warning for extremely bad weather with the potential for disruption in commuting with road and drain closures, and interruption of power supply. A “yellow” warning has been issued for Sunday, indicating severely bad weather.
Light rain with possibility of “severely bad weather” has been forecast for Sunday.