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Weather Alert: Light Rainfall Likely in Parts of Delhi & NCR Today

Ayushi Raina
Ayushi Raina
PEOPLE RUNNING IN RAINFALL

According to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), light rainfall is likely over few areas of Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) today. The national capital has received significant rainfall over the last two days, providing some relief from the scorching summer heat & humidity.

Delhi Rains Update

"Light intensity rain/drizzle will occur over and adjoining regions of isolated areas in North Delhi, Garhmukteshwar, Khekra, Bagpat, Narwana, Kaithal, Rohtak, and Kharkhonda within the next 2 hours," the IMD tweeted on Monday (September 13, 2021). 

Dr. R K Jenamani, the senior scientist at IMD, stated earlier on Saturday that Delhi experienced 390 mm of rainfall in September, the highest in 77 years.

Dr. Jenamani further stated that the national capital experienced the highest 24-hour rainfall in 121 years this year. 

"This year, Delhi experienced the highest 24-hour rainfall in 121 years. It got 390 mm of rain in September, the most in 77 years, after 417 mm in September 1944. Delhi had received 1139 mm of rain in four months, the most in 46 years, although less than the 1155 mm received in 1975 "Jenamani said. 

Meanwhile, due to heavy rainfall, the IMD issued a red alert in seven districts, an orange alert in six districts, and a yellow alert in eight districts for the next 24 hours on Sunday. IMD forecasted severe to extremely heavy rainfall in 1-2 districts, as well as flash floods

The national capital recorded the lowest temperature of 23.4 degrees Celsius on Sunday, one degree lower than the season's average. With record rainfall on Saturday, the air quality index remained in the "satisfactory" category at 54 at 8.05 a.m., according to the Central Pollution Control Board's real-time statistics (CPCB). 

An AQI from zero to 50 is deemed "good," 51 to 100 "satisfactory," 101 to 200 "moderate," 201 to 300 "poor," 301 to 400 "extremely poor," and 401 to 500 "severe." 

The IMD has announced that it is collecting high-resolution exposure data, including information on roads, topography, and people's socioeconomic status, in order to accurately anticipate the impact of extreme weather occurrences in Delhi-NCR

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