Parts of Delhi get moderate to heavy rainfall
New Delhi, Jul 26 (PTI) Parts of Delhi recorded moderate to heavy rain Wednesday morning leading to waterlogging and disruption in road traffic. The showers brought the temperature down to 23.8 degrees Celsius, three notches below normal. The maximum temperature is likely to settle around 33 degrees Celsius. The last few days saw the maximum temperatures hovering around 38 degrees Celsius. Along with high humidity, the above-normal temperatures had caused distress to city residents. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert, warning of moderate rain during the day. A yellow alert has been issued for Thursday.
The Safdarjung Observatory, Delhi's primary weather station, recorded 37.1 mm of rainfall in 24 hours ending 8:30 am on Wednesday, the IMD data showed.
The weather stations at Lodhi Road, Ayanagar, Mungeshpur and Mayur Vihar gauged 35.1 mm, 26 mm, 53.5 mm and 110.5 mm of precipitation, respectively. Rainfall recorded below 15 mm is considered 'light', between 15 and 64.5 mm is 'moderate', between 64.5 mm and 115.5 mm is 'heavy', between 115.6 and 204.4 is 'very heavy'. Anything above 204.4 mm is considered 'extremely heavy rainfall'.