Delhi airport flooded as the capital recorded the strongest monsoon season in 46 years - 97 mm of rainfall in 24 hours
The Delhi airport was flooded due to sudden heavy rain, 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 record for seasonal precipitation in 2003, with 1,050 mm of precipitation, this figure was the highest in the past 46 years - since 1975, when a total of 1,150 mm of precipitation fell during the season.
Sources said five flights were diverted from the airport in the morning due to poor weather conditions.