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Rains in Delhi set a new record, receives 2nd highest rainfall in 24 hours in October in the last decade

Rain in Delhi-NCR for the last 24 hours has greatly improved the air quality of the capital. At the same time, a drop of more than 10 degrees has been seen in Delhi in the temperature.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: According to the report, rain wreaked havoc in Delhi-NCR, the second highest rainfall in 24 hours since 2007. It has been raining heavily in Delhi-NCR for more than 24 hours. This series which started on Saturday continues on Sunday as well. There is a chance of rain today. The situation is that many areas of the city have been flooded. Traffic is slow on many major routes. The city weathered near ceaseless rains measuring 74mm till 8.30 am Sunday that brought the maximum temperature on Saturday down by 10 notches, closing in the day-night temperature gap to a record low.

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Although it is not normal for the national capital to receive such heavy rains in the month of October, one of the advantages is that the improvement in the air quality in the area has brought a lot of relief. Usually, October is also the month when the air quality starts deteriorating with the onset of winter. This is attributed to pollution and burning of stubble etc. in the field.

Delhi rain sets a new record
However, in the midst of all this, in a tweet on Sunday, Mahesh Palawat, vice-president of private weather agency Skymet, said that the rain in Delhi in the last 24 hours has set a new record. According to the tweet, this is the highest rainfall in the city in the last decade at Safdarjung in October. The Safdarjung Observatory is the primary meteorological station of Delhi.

Mahesh Palawat wrote in the tweet, ’74 mm of rain in 24 hours in Delhi Safdarjung is the highest during the last decade. The rains are likely to continue for the next two days, but with lesser intensity. In 1954, a record 172.7 mm of rain was recorded on October 01.

At the same time, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the national capital has received the second highest rainfall since 2007. This is a new record for the city. Delhi Safdarjung, Lodhi Road and Ayanagar received 74.3 mm, 87.2 mm and 85.2 mm of rain, respectively. Additionally, Delhi Ridge and Palam reported 60 mm and 64 mm of rain respectively.

The national capital has witnessed a drop of over 10 degrees in the temperature due to rain since Saturday. The intensity of rain is likely to reduce till Monday. In such a situation, it will be a matter of relief for those going to office and work.

Not only Delhi, at present it is also raining heavily in adjoining Faridabad, Gurugram and Noida. Amroha, Moradabad, Garhmukteshwar, Rampur, Sambhal, Chandausi, Jahangirabad, Khurja, Narora, Sahaswan, Badaun, Aligarh, Kasganj, Nandgaon, Hathras, Mathura and Etah have also been affected by rain, according to the IMD. A yellow alert of rain has also been issued in Maharashtra. Heavy rains have occurred in many other states of the country.

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