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Heavy rainfall lashes Delhi-NCR, leading to waterlogging; traffic police issues advisory

According to the India Meteorological Department, thunderstorms with moderate to high-intensity rain are expected to persist across various sections of Delhi and surrounding areas during the next two hours.

Heavy rainfall lashes Delhi-NCR waterlogging traffic police issues advisory
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New Delhi, First Published Aug 21, 2021, 11:20 AM IST
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On Saturday, heavy rains battered Delhi and its surrounding areas, relieving the sweltering weather conditions. Waterlogging has been reported on key city roads, and vehicular mobility has been hampered in areas of the national capital due to overnight rains.
According to the India Meteorological Department, thunderstorms with moderate to high-intensity rain are expected to persist across various sections of Delhi and surrounding areas during the next two hours.
Major commercial areas in Pragati Maidan, ITO, Lajpat Nagar saw major waterlogging, resulting in severe traffic snarls for commuters on the route.

The Delhi traffic police updated the public on the status of vehicular movement via Twitter. While the Azad Market Underpass is blocked owing to 1.5 feet of waterlogging, traffic is disrupted at the Moolchand Underpass. 

Meanwhile, traffic on Minto Bridge (both carriageways) has been halted due to significant waterlogging. “Pul Prahladpur Underpass is flooded. Traffic has been disrupted on MB road and has been diverted into Mathura road," Delhi Traffic Police tweeted.

 

According to the IMD, the following regions will continue to see moderate to heavy rainfall: Kaithal, Karnal, Rajaund, Assandh, Panipat, Sonipat, Jind, Rohtak, Jhajjar, Farukhnagar, Sohana, Palwal, Panipat, Karnal, Gohana, Saharanpur, Deoband, Muzaffarnagar, Shamli.

On Friday, the maximum temperature was 32.8 degrees Celsius, which was a bit below the season's average, while the lowest temperature was 27.3 degrees Celsius, which was a notch over normal. The humidity levels fluctuated between 97 per cent and 70 per cent.

On Saturday, the high and low temperatures are expected to be about 32 degrees Celsius and 25 degrees Celsius, respectively. The weather department has issued an orange and a yellow alert for Saturday and Sunday, respectively. From August 23 to August 26, the agency has issued a green alert.

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