NEW DELHI: Rains lashed Delhi for the second consecutive day on Wednesday, resulting in heavy waterlogging on main roads and low-lying residential areas, and disrupting visitors for lengthy hours.
The utmost temperature settled at 35 levels Celsius, regular for this time of the 12 months.
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Autos moved bumper-to-bumper in knee-deep water at Chandni Chowk, Pragati Maidan, Azadpur Chowk, Rajeev Chowk, Subhash Chowk, CH Baktawar Singh Highway, Shivaji Park, Basai Highway and so on.
Nonetheless, visitors motion remained easy on the Minto Bridge, which has hit headlines as a consequence of heavy waterlogging within the monsoon season over time.
The India Meteorological Division (IMD) mentioned the Ridge climate station recorded 107.4 mm precipitation between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm.
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The Safdarjung Observatory, which gives consultant figures for town, recorded 26.1 mm rainfall.
The automated climate stations at Najafgarh and Pitampura recorded 62.5 mm and 87.5 mm rainfall respectively.
Lodhi Highway gauged 25 mm precipitation in the course of the interval.
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Rainfall recorded under 15 mm is taken into account mild, between 15 and 64.5 mm average, between 64.5 mm and 115.5 mm heavy, between 115.6 and 204.4 mm very heavy. Above 204.4 mm is taken into account extraordinarily heavy rainfall.
The rain lowered the deficiency in Delhi from 65 per cent to 56 per cent. Town has thus far acquired solely 65.4 mm rainfall towards the conventional of 147.2 mm since June 1, when the season begins. It acquired the primary rains of the monsoon season on Tuesday, 16 days after the standard date of June 27.
Gentle to average rainfall is predicted in Delhi over the subsequent six days.
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During the last one month, the climate division struggled to precisely forecast when the monsoon will attain the capital and got here beneath sharp criticism when the wind system repetitively gave Delhi a miss, regardless of beneficial situations.
After a number of wayward forecasts, the IMD acknowledged on Monday that “such kind of failure by numerical fashions within the prediction of monsoon over the capital is uncommon and unusual”.
It had earlier mentioned monsoon would hit Delhi on June 15, which might have been 12 days early, however the wind system entered a “break” part. The monsoon lastly embraced Delhi on Tuesday.