Delhi receives heaviest rain of monsoon season; water logging at many places

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Delhi receives heaviest rain of monsoon season; water logging at many places

The heavy rain caused inundation in many areas especially low-lying areas.

Delhi receives heaviest rain of monsoon season; water logging at many places

New Delhi: People in Delhi woke up to a pleasant morning as the city received its highest rainfall of the monsoon season. The rain started on Wednesday late night and continued till Thursday morning. 

It has improved the rain deficiency in the national capital, which was lowest in 10 years.

As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the weather station at Ayanagar recorded the highest rainfall of 99.2 mm till 8.30 am in the national capital. However, Palam and Ridge weather stations recorded 93.6 mm and 84.6 mm precipitation respectively.

On the other hand, the Safdarjung Observatory, which gives representative figures of the city, gauged a rainfall of 68 mm.

The heavy rain caused inundation in many areas especially low-lying areas and affected the traffic badly in the city. The Delhi Traffic Police informed about uprooting of a tree near High Court, which affected the traffic movement. 

Heavy water logging was also reported from the Raja Garden and Mayapuri flyovers. 

The weather department has predicted 'generally cloudy sky with heavy rain' in the national capital on Thursday.