Kerala bis! Maybe not but record rainfall had been recorded during the first two days of the week in Delhi and its neighbouring areas. One person in the Indian capital had been killed and the services on Metro’s Blue Line had been affected.
Highest rainfall in a decade in Delhi this week. 100m of rain reported by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said in the city but this figure had been contradicted by the Safdarjung observatory, whose readings reported 50 mm of rain.
A 50-year-old woman was killed and two family members, including her son, were injured when the roof of their room collapsed in heavy rains in Uttam Nagar West.
Scientists from IMD said the intensity of the rain is expected to decrease from Wednesday, as factors that triggered the showers, easterly winds bringing in moisture, and a convergence of a cyclonic circulation over Delhi and south Haryana and the Monsoon trough passing over the region were weakening, as reported by the Indian online website The Hindustantimes.com.
In Gurugram, police deployed a team of 2500 to pump rainwater out and remove traffic congestion.
Record rainfall in Delhi resulted in one person killed and Metro’s Blue Line paralysed