All Delhi schools to remain closed on Monday: Kejriwal

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New Delhi, July 9: Due to the persistent rain in the national capital, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has ordered that all schools in Delhi stay closed on Monday.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that Delhi received 153 mm of rain in the 24-hour period ending at 8:30 a.m. on Sunday, the most in a single day in July since 1982.

A combination of a Western Disturbance and monsoonal winds is causing an intense rainstorm throughout northwest India, including Delhi, which received the season’s first “very heavy” rainfall on Saturday.

“In light of the torrential rains in the last two days and in light of the meteorological department’s warnings, all schools will remain closed on Monday,” Kejriwal stated in a Hindi tweet.