Following days of heavy showers that wreaked havoc in Delhi and NCR, the capital recorded the highest rainfall received in the last 10 years.
Palam observatory recorded a total of 144 mm of rain between Friday and Saturday, of which 80 mm was recorded in three hours from 5.30 am to 8.30 am Saturday. The last time the capital received such high rainfall (126 mm) was on July 28, 2009.
An official in the MeT department said, “A cyclonic circulation is marked over Haryana and adjoining areas.
Moreover, the western disturbance is also moving across Jammu and Kashmir. This is the reason for the southward shift of rainfall in the last four days.”
The showers also brought down temperatures significantly. On Friday, the maximum temperature settled at 29.1 degrees Celsius, five notches below normal, while Saturday saw the maximum settle at 27 degrees Celsius.
Officials from the MeT department said more rain is expected in the next four days.
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