India: Abnormal rains flooded Delhi airport

Delhi airport flooded as the capital recorded its heaviest monsoon season in 46 years with 97 mm of rainfall in 24 hours

Delhi airport was flooded because of a sudden heavy rainfall, the airport operator, Delhi International Airport Limited, said.

The Safdarjung Observatory reportedly recorded a total of 1,100 mm of rainfall during the monsoon season in the National Capital. Breaking the 2003 seasonal rainfall record of 1,050 mm of rainfall, the figure was the highest in 46 years since 1975, when a total of 1,150 mm of rain fell during the season.

Sources said five flights were diverted from the airport in the morning due to bad weather conditions.

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