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Delhi gets highest rainfall in 46 years; Indira Gandhi airport flooded

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New Delhi: Life was thrown out of gear after heavy rainfall in Delhi on Saturday morning. Several parts of the city, including the Indira Gandhi International Airport, were waterlogged, resulting into severe inconvenience for the public.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert for the national capital. Orange alert is for extremely bad weather.

The Delhi airport tweeted, “Due to sudden heavy rain, for a short period, there was waterlogging at the forecourt. Our team was immediately aligned to look into it and the issue has been resolved.”

According to officials, the waterlogging was brief and had been cleared soon.

Several flights had to be diverted because of the rainfall.

Rainfall so far surpasses total seasonal rain of 45 years

As per data from the Safdarjung observatory, Delhi received 94.7 mm rain in 24 hours ending 8.30 am on Saturday.

It has received 1,100 mm of rain this season. With this, it has already surpassed the total seasonal rainfall in previous 45 years. The capital had received 1,150 mm rain in 1975.

 

 

 

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