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Rain continues in Delhi in the midst of winter, waterlogging in many areas, broken rain records

After 1959, 52.2 mm of rain was recorded in January on January 9, 1995, whereas the third highest rainfall of 46.6 mm was recorded on January 7, 1999. Delhi has been recording regular rainfall of 21.7 mm in January.

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Incessant rain continues in Delhi since Friday night time. As a result of improve of over 40 mm in steady rains, not solely did many low-lying areas of Delhi get waterlogged, however the document for the best rainfall in January was damaged. The Palam observatory recorded 47.6 mm of rain within the 24 hours ended at 8.30 am on Saturday. The India Meteorological Division (IMD) stated that the document for extreme rainfall in January was set in 1959, which was damaged in 2022.

After 1959, 52.2 mm of rain was recorded in January on January 9, 1995, whereas the third highest rainfall of 46.6 mm was recorded on January 7, 1999. Delhi has been recording regular rainfall of 21.7 mm in January.

Meteorological Division knowledge reveals that three information had been set within the interval between 1959 and 2022, January 26, 1962 (45.5 mm), January 21, 1973 (39.2 mm) and January 27, 2017 (35.0 mm). The Safdarjung Observatory recorded the second highest rainfall of 41 mm in 22 years after 46 mm of rain on 7 January 1999.

It rained intermittently all through the day in Delhi and its adjoining areas. Within the 12 hours between 8.30 am and eight.30 pm, Palam recorded 17.4 mm of rain and Safdarjung 6.3 mm on Saturday. Lodi Street (5.7 mm), Ridge (5.4 mm) and Aya Nagar (6.3 mm) acquired rain earlier than 12 midday and no rain thereafter.

The rain has additionally had an impact on the temperature. The utmost temperature recorded within the Safdarjung, Palam and Lodi Street observatories in 24 hours ranged from 16.4 to 16.6 °C and all had a minimal temperature of 15.2 °C, barely a distinction of 1.2 °C. The Meteorological Division had predicted heavy rains until January 9 and stated it will scale back thereafter.


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