The National Capital Region has been witnessing incessant rainfall this week. Delhi saw the highest single-day rainfall in September in at least 12 years as 112.1 mm rainfall was recorded in 24 hours at 8:30 am on Wednesday.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the national capital records 125.1 mm precipitation in September every year, meaning that 90 per cent of the rain expected in the month of September fell on the first day of the month.
The Safdarjung Observatory, which is considered the official marker for the city, gauged 112.1 mm rainfall in the 24 hours ending 8:30 am on Wednesday.
Photos and videos of Delhi rains have gone viral on social media. Among them is an interesting video that features a Delhi flyover. Shot from inside a car, the clip shows water heavily flowing down the overhead bridge.
"Welcome to the #WaterfallCity of #Delhi #DelhiRains," the Twitter video is captioned.The video has gone viral on the microblogging platform, racking up more than 23,000 views.
One user said, "Delhi mai banega Niagra Fall ... uski ye pehli jhalak hai." Another wrote, "Omg. This is quite a waterfall."
A third user posted, "That's not cool , be cautious." Yet another added, "What a Water Fall Sir, You don’t have to climb on Rocks instead can swim or drive in SUV."
Meanwhile, an IMD official said, "Patchy rains are likely till late afternoon. Thereafter, the intensity will reduce. Another spell of rain is likely from September 7."