Updated: August 31, 2021 11:51:52 am
Rain lashed various parts of the Delhi and the national capital region (Delhi-NCR) on Tuesday causing waterlogging in several areas including Akshardham, AIIMS and Golf Club road.
An 10.50 am update from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) had said that moderate to heavy intensity rainfall would occur over parts of Delhi-NCR in the next two hours, and could lead to waterlogging and traffic disruption.
Heavy rainfall is on the forecast for the national capital on Tuesday. Rainfall between 64.5 mm and 115.5 mm is categorised as ‘heavy’ rainfall. The maximum temperature is likely to be 33 degree Celsius, while the minimum is likely to be 25 degree Celsius. Light rainfall is on the forecast for the rest of the week as well.
A Tuesday morning update from the IMD said that a cloud cluster approaching Delhi-NCR from the East would bring rainfall to parts of the national capital, Noida and Faridabad.
In the morning, the IMD had predicted moderate rainfall and cloudy skies for Delhi-NCR. Rainfall in the range of 15.6 mm to 64.4 mm is categorised as ‘moderate.’
Relative humidity at 8.30 a.m. on Tuesday was 84%. The temperature at the same time was 28 degree Celsius.
Rainfall remains on the forecast from September 1-4. Thunderstorms are also on the forecast for September 6. The IMD’s seven-day forecast suggests that moderate rainfall is a possibility on September 1, followed by light rain thereafter. Between 8.30 a.m. on Monday and 8.30 a.m. on Tuesday, the Safdarjung, Palam and Lodi Road observatories of the IMD recorded traces of rainfall.
Between June 1 and August 30, Delhi has recorded 513.1 mm of rainfall against a normal of 467 mm for the same time period.
In the month of August, the national capital has recorded 144.7 mm of rainfall till August 30. This is around 31% below the normal of 209.4 mm for the month, going by the IMD’s rainfall statistics.
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