Chandigarh received the highest rainfall ever, breaking all previous records

Chandigarh received an astonishing 322 mm of rainfall within a mere 24 hours, far surpassing its usual monsoon monthly average of around 275 mm.

Latest Weather Updates: In the midst of record-breaking rainfall across northern India, Chandigarh faced an extraordinary downpour that exceeded 322 mm in just 24 hours, setting a new record itself.

Previously, the average monthly rainfall in Chandigarh during July was around 275 mm. However, the recent rainfall surpassed this amount within a single day.

As a result of the heavy rains, the Chandigarh Traffic Police issued a diversion advisory for commuters. They took to Twitter to inform the public about a road collapse on the sector 14/15 divide, prompting traffic to be redirected towards PGI Chowk from the sector 14/15 light point. The concerned Road Wing department has been informed to take immediate action.

The advisory further urged people to avoid this section of the road and seek alternative routes. Citizens were advised not to take any risks by attempting to cross the affected area.

In addition to Chandigarh, the national capital, Delhi, experienced a remarkable downpour, receiving 153 mm of rainfall within a single day. This 24-hour rainfall is the highest recorded in July since 2013.

Delhi Mayor Shelly Oberoi acknowledged that the rainfall in just 12 hours accounted for 15% of the total monsoon rainfall, breaking records of the past two decades. Despite being well-prepared, waterlogging became a challenge due to the excessive rainfall. The mayor assured the public that officials and workers were diligently addressing the situation, working tirelessly day and night in affected areas.

Meanwhile, the weather department issued a red alert due to unseasonal snowfall and heavy rains in Ladakh. Landslides caused by the rain forced the closure of the strategic Leh-Kargil-Srinagar National Highway at Lamayuru. Other incidents were also reported, including the washing away of parts of NH 44 in Jammu Kashmir's Chabba Seri, the development of cracks on the Chamba-Pathankot national highway near Banikhet, and the Yamuna River in Delhi nearing the danger mark, all due to the heavy rainfall in North India.

The Regional Meteorological Centre in Delhi issued alerts for Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, and Uttarakhand for the next two days.