Another bout of heavy rain fell in the capital on Wednesday morning, flooding low-lying areas and affecting traffic movements in parts of the city.
Indian Meteorological Department officials said the Safdarjung Observatory, which is believed to be the official landmark for the city, has measured 112.1mm of rainfall in the 24 hours ended 8:30am on Wednesday, the highest in at least 12 years.
In 2010, the capital had recorded 110mm of precipitation on September 20.
The weather stations at Lodhi Road, Ridge, Palam and Ayanagar respectively recorded 120.2mm, 81.6mm, 71.1mm and 68.2mm of rainfall in the 24 hours ending at 8:30am.
On Tuesday, Delhi saw 84mm of rain in just six hours — between 8.30am and 2.30pm — which flooded roads and led to massive traffic congestion on key stretches such as ITO, Ring Road at IP Estate overpass, Dhaula Kuan and Rohtak road.
At 6 a.m. Wednesday, IMD issued a warning for “one or two periods of moderate rain” and “heavy rain in isolated places” in Delhi-NCR.
Between 5:30 and 8:30 a.m., the Safdarjung Observatory received 28mm of rain, officials said.
The weather department said the rain could “flood low-lying areas and streets and disrupt the flow of traffic on major roads”.
The Delhi Traffic Police has issued an advisory against traffic congestion in the Azad Market Subway towards Pratap Nagar due to heavy flooding on the road.
It said the Zakhira underpass was also closed due to flooding.
The IMD said there is likely to be more rain during the day.