Heavy rains in Delhi, highest in March in 3 years
Several parts of Delhi were hit with heavy rain today after witnessing pleasant weather throughout the day. It is the highest 24-hour rainfall in March in the past three years, recording 6.6mm of rainfall in just three hours, India’s Meteorological Department said.
The rain was accompanied by gusts of wind reaching speeds of up to 32 kilometers per hour and thunderstorms, the weather bureau said.
Several people took to Twitter to share their rain photos.
Today night Beautiful view of rain in Delhi and NCR today 🥳 pic.twitter.com/ydjYh4gm9y
— JK Mishra (@JKMishr29224591) March 20, 2023
Rain ☔ in Delhi #DelhiRains#PratikSehajpal#PratikFampic.twitter.com/dPkgjDmIes
— Preksha Jha 💞 (@PrekshaJha6) March 20, 2023
More than ever !#DelhiRain#it’s rainingpic.twitter.com/WDnH3PLTkT
— Santosh Kumar Tiwari (@sktjourno) March 20, 2023
The nation’s capital also received rain and hail on Saturday, bringing the maximum temperature five notches below the season’s average to 25.3 degrees Celsius, the lowest so far this month, officials said. officials said.
Yesterday’s rains also caused congestion and traffic jams in several parts of the city. Delhi traffic police received three calls about the traffic jam near the Tikri border, Bagga Link roundabout in Karol Bagh and Loni Road roundabout, officials said. Traffic complaints came from Bhikaji Cama Place, Jain Nagar and along the road from Khajoori to Bhajanpura.
The weather bureau has forecast cloudy skies and drizzle for tomorrow as well.
The rain also slightly improved air quality in Delhi. As of 4 p.m., Delhi’s 24-hour air quality index (AQI) was recorded in the “moderate” category at 154.
An AQI between zero and 50 is considered “good”, 51 and 100 “satisfactory”, 101 and 200 “moderate”, 201 and 300 “poor”, 301 and 400 “very poor” and 401 and 500 “severe”.