Delhi records coldest May Since 1951

Delhi records coldest May Since 1951


he National Capital witnessed the impact of Cyclone Tauktae which has showered rain and created Waterlogging in the city. On Wednesday, Delhi received 60 mm rainfall till 8:30 pm which records the highest 24-hour precipitation in the month of may over 35 years which has also led to waterlogging problems in several parts of the city.

According to IMD "The rainfall in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Northern Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand  on Wednesday is a result of interaction between the remnant of the cyclonic storm "Tauktae" and a western Disturbance ."Meanwhile, the National Capital has also seen a drop in its temperature to 23.8 degree Celsius on Wednesday which is 16 notches below normal and the lowest since 1951.

According to RK Jenamani, Senior Scientists National weather forecaster, said "There has been more rain after 8:30 pm. So, the record has already been broken." He added that May remains generally dry, Normally, Delhi gets a maximum of 30 to 40 mm of (24hour rainfall) in this month.

An orange alert has been issued in the National Capital by IMD, where it said about the possibility of heavy to very heavy rainfall at isolated places. Whereas  Delhi's air quality has also reached a satisfactory category for the second day, according to central pollution control board data.