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Monsoon Woes: Delhi Breaks 41-Year Rainfall Record; IMD Warns Of Flash Floods In Himachal


New Delhi: Several parts of north India witnessed a heavy spell of rain on Saturday and Sunday, with Delhi breaking a 41-year-old record. Delhi recorded 153 mm of rain in 24 hours ending 8:30 on Sunday, the highest in a single day in July since 1982, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

Delhi NCR

The Met Office has issued a yellow alert, warning of moderate rain which could cause more problems to the residents of Delhi.

Gurugram faced severe waterlogging and traffic jams in several areas. The weather department had already issued a yellow alert for the city, warning of moderate to heavy rainfall.

Punjab, Haryana

Heavy rains lashed several parts of Haryana and Punjab.

In Haryana, Yamunanagar received 80 mm rain, followed by Ambala (70 mm), Sirsa (50 mm), Karnal (40 mm), Kurukshetra (30.5 mm), Mahendragarh (24 mm) and Rohtak (12 mm).

In Punjab, Amritsar received 20 mm rainfall, Ludhiana 34 mm, Patiala 10 mm, Pathankot 46 mm, Ferozepur 108 mm, Gurdaspur 38.5 mm and Rupnagar 39.5 mm.

Himachal Pradesh

River Beas in the state is flowing above the danger mark. Several units of State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) have been deployed in Kangra, Mandi, and Shimla.

India Meteorological Department on Saturday warned of flash floods and avalanches in the Lahul and Spiti district.

Himachal Pradesh’s Manali is also experiencing relentless rainfall, causing widespread destruction.

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