Records show this is the wettest monsoon in Delhi since 1978. Rainfall since June 1 has touched 949mm, just a shade lower than 965.1mm recorded during the monsoon of 1978. Sunday’s rain also took Delhi’s rainfall during September to 250.6mm, the highest since 1998 when 280.4 mm was recorded.
With heavy rains in northwest India, Delhi faces possibly its worst flood threat this season. The Hathnikund barrage increased its releases from 7pm on Saturday, reaching almost 6.92 lakh cusec on Sunday.