On Monday, Delhi witnessed uninterrupted overnight rain that led to waterlogging in various parts of the city.
As per reports, the national capital recorded nearly 70mm rainfall in the past 24 hours. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted “light to moderate intensity rain” in Delhi and NCR throughout the day.
India Meteorological Department (IMD) stared that rainfall below 15 mm rainfall is considered ‘light’, between 15 and 64.5 mm is ‘moderate’, between 64.5 mm and 115.5 mm is ‘heavy’ and between 115.6 mm and 204.4 mm is very ‘heavy’. Rainfall recorded above 204.4 mm is ‘very heavy’ and more than 204.4 mm is ‘extremely heavy’.
The weather department issued an advisory notifying ‘slippery roads and traffic disruption’ caused due to thunderstorm and rain.
Further, the department also warned against ‘partial damage to plantation, horticulture, standing crops, vulnerable structures, huts and kutcha houses’ in the view of rains and strong winds. It added that moderate to heavy spells of rain may result in ‘occasional reduction in visibility’.
The Delhi Traffic Police informed about waterlogging at Pulpehladpur under the railway bridge.
The IMD urged the people to ‘stay indoors, close windows and doors and avoid travel if possible’. It further advised individuals not to take shelter under the trees.
The MeT Department underlined, “Do not lie on concrete floors and do not lean against concrete walls. Unplug electrical/electronic appliances. Immediately get out of water bodies. Keep away from all objects that conduct electricity.”
The national capital registered a minimum temperature of 24.2 degree Celsius, that is three point below the normal of the season. The relative humidity was reportedly 100 per cent at around 8:30 am. The city’s maximum temperature is assumed to be around 32 degree Celsius.
According to a data from the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) exhibited that the air quality index at 9am in the city was at 89, which is considered to be ‘satisfactory’.