Highest rain in October this year in Delhi, broke 61-year record

Heavy rains on Monday caused waterlogging and traffic problems in many areas. The Delhi Traffic Police also issued a traffic advisory.

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New Delhi: Due to incessant rains in the National Capital Region (NCR) since Sunday night, Delhi and its adjoining areas have been waterlogged. This has led to heavy traffic jams at various places, causing inconvenience to the commuters. At the same time, the incessant rain increased the cold, which forced the removal of shawls and blankets on Monday morning. Although some people enjoyed the coolness by wearing full shirts. It was like this for the whole day. The rain in the month of October has also made a record.


The month of October this year in the national capital was the heaviest since 1960, with 93.4 mm of rain. This year the city has so far recorded 94.6 mm of rain in the month of October. According to the data released by the India Meteorological Department, Delhi received 185.9 mm of rain in October 1910, 238.2 mm of rain in 1954, 236.2 mm of rain in 1956 and 93.4 mm in 1960.


It received 89 mm of rain in October 2004. According to the data, the national capital received 87.9 mm of rain on Sunday, which is the fourth record in terms of rain in a day. Delhi received 152.4 mm in 1910, 172.7 mm in 1954, 111 mm in 1956 in just one day in October. The rain also brought clean air. Monday was the cleanest day of the whole year and the AQI was just 46.


Heavy rains on Monday caused waterlogging and traffic problems in many areas. The Delhi Traffic Police also issued a traffic advisory on Monday. It was informed that due to waterlogging on the bridge Prahladpur underpass, MB Road has been closed. Meanwhile, Ghazipur fruit and vegetable market was also submerged due to overnight rains.