Delhi records heaviest February rain in 71 years
Heavy rains, which continued to lash the national capital since Monday night, have caused water-logging in many parts of the city, hitting severely the traffic movement. The meteorological department also predicted that the temperature will continue to fall due to the chilly winds from north.
This was the heaviest spell since 21 February 1942, when 104.1 mm rain was recorded and was the highest single day rain. Rain is expected today also, but the intensity will decrease and from Thursday the fog will make a comeback, accompanied with a sharp fall in the minimum temperature. So a change in weather can be expected from Wednesday.
The temperature on Tuesday was 13.5 degree Celsius, which is five notches above the normal temperature and the maximum was 18.6 degree Celsius. B P Yadav, IMD director told this The Times of India, “The heavy rains were caused due to a strong western disturbance that brought moisture from the Mediterranean and sucked in wet winds from the Arabian Sea and Bay of Bengal."
"This system is getting weaker. In next two days, the northerly winds are likely to get stronger which will lead to clear skies and a dip in the night temperature,” adding, “In coming days the night temperature is likely to be around 6 -7 degrees.”