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Highest Sept rainfall in 19 years in Delhi, 2 lost lives

IndiaHighest Sept rainfall in 19 years in Delhi, 2 lost lives

Delhi is pouring with incessant rain; yesterday recorded the highest Sept rainfall in 19 years with major waterlogging, falling trees, 2 died.

Yesterday, on Wednesday, Delhi recorded 112.1 mm rainfall in 24 hours, the highest single-day rainfall in September in 19 years. The rain created extreme chaos in the city as many parts of the city, including the Diplomatic Enclave in Chanakyapuri, Connaught Place, ITO, Janpath, and Ring Road, were submerged in water while rain poured down like waterfalls from overhead bridges, creating massive traffic congestion.

This morning, Thursday’s the city wakes up again to heavy rains with light showers began at around 6.30 am with light thunderstorms and lightning while yesterday, the Capital received the highest September rainfall in 19 years. Over the last two days, Delhi has been seeing heavy rainfall starting from early in the morning and continuing for hours, leading to heavy waterlogging lake-like situations causing traffic jams.

In view of the continuous rain, the Indian Meteorological Department has announced a yellow warning for the Delhi NCR region. It also posted an advisory on Twitter about the possible impact of the downpour. “Impact expected due to rain over parts of Delhi & adjoining areas: 1. Slippery roads and traffic disruption on roads. 2. Water logging in low-lying areas. 3. Occasional reduction invisibility. 4. Partial damage to plantations, horticulture, and standing crops. 5. Partial damage to vulnerable structures,” said IMD.

There were at least 27 instances of falling trees also reported on Wednesday and two people lost their lives due to the floods, it is reported.

Videos emerged on Twitter sharing the deluge:





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