Heavy rain lashes in Delhi- NCR, IMD issues orange alert


The Indian Metrological Department issued an orange alert for the national capital after moderate heavy rain smashed in various part of Delhi-NCR on Wednesday.

Delhi has been receiving heavy rainfall since Tuesday. Waterlogging in several areas was reported due to the downpour.

The city recorded 112.1 mm rainfall in the past 24 hours, which is the highest in at least 12 years, IMD officials said. In 2010, the capital had recorded 110 mm rainfall on September 20.

According to IMD”Thunderstorms with moderate to heavy intensity rain would occur over and adjoining areas of isolated places of Delhi, NCR- Gurugram, Manesar, Faridabad, Ballabhgarh, Tosham, Bhiwani, Jhajjar, Narnaul, Mahendargarh, Kosali during next 2 hours,”

Earlier, IMD had predicted that thunderstorms and moderate to heavy rainfall would take place in part of Delhi-NCR.