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Delhi witnessed the wettest month of March in over a century as an unseasonal 24 hours storm hit the National Capital from 1-2 March. The heavy rainfall proved to be quite a menace for the residents of Delhi as the roads remained congested with vehicles during the rush hours on Monday.

The downpour also had a very negative impact on the students appearing for their first Class XII Board Exams as there was reportedly a complete chaos in the streets.

The unusual downpour was caused by a phenomenon called Western Disturbance (WD) that gathers moisture from the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal, a rare occurrence for this time of the year, The Times Of India cited IMD sources.

Amidst many wetter spots in Delhi, the Delhi Ridge recorded a rainfall of 76.6mm. While the normal average rainfall of the entire month is estimated to be 13.5mm, the downpour of a day resulted in the recorded rainfall of 56.8mm at Safdarjung Station.

According to MET officials, the weather in the capital city would improve by Wednesday as the Western Disturbance is expected to move towards eastern India by Tuesday.