Heavy rain causes waterlogging in several areas across Delhi-NCR; IMD issues orange alert

 

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Heavy rain causes waterlogging in several areas across Delhi-NCR; IMD warns of more downpour

Heavy rains lashed parts of Delhi and the national capital region (Delhi-NCR). Many parts of the Delhi-NCR were waterlogged, leading to traffic snarls across the city. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert for the national capital.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) had predicted thunderstorms and light to moderate rain in parts of Delhi-NCR earlier in the day.

The national capital has been receiving rainfall since yesterday morning causing waterlogging in several parts of the city. The vehicular movement was also affected due to indecent rainfall. “Thunderstorm with moderate to heavy intensity rain would occur over and adjoining areas of isolated places of Delhi ( ), NCR (Gurugram, Manesar, Faridabad, Ballabhgarh) Tosham, Bhiwani, Charkhi Dadri, Mattanhail, Jhajjar, Narnaul, Mahendargarh, Kosali, Farukhnagar, Bawal, Nuh, Sohana, Hodal, Palwal (Haryana) Barsana, Nandgaon (UP) Viratnagar, Kotputli, Khairthal, Bhiwari, Laxmangarh, Nadbai, Nagar, Alwar, Tizara, Deeg (Rajasthan) during next 2 hours,” tweeted IMD.

Water logging has been observed near Lajpat Nagar Metro Station, Lala Lajpat Rai Marg Moolchand Bus stand, Aurvindo Marg near AIIMS flyover, near Jungpura metro, from AIIMS to Moolchand, Ring Road near Moolchand red light.

Rainfall remains on the forecast from September 1-4. In the month of August, the national capital has recorded 144.7 mm of rainfall till August 30. This is around 31 per cent below the normal of 209.4 mm for the month, according to the IMD’s rainfall statistics. 

IMD predicted thunderstorms with heavy intensity rainfall  in these regions in Delhi-NCR:

Delhi: Lodhi Road, IGI airport

NCR: Gurugram, Manesar, Faridabad, Ballabhgarh, Noida, Greater Noida, Indirapuram, Loni Dehat, Hindon airbase, Ghaziabad, and Dadri

Tosham, Meham, Hansi, Bhiwani, Charkhi Dadri, Mattanhail, Jhajjar, Narnaul, Mahendargarh, Kosali, Farukhnagar, Bawal, Nuh, Sohana, Hodal, Palwal (in Haryana) Barsana, and Nandgaon (in Uttar Prades) are also some of the other regions predicted to receive rainfall on Wednesday. In additional alerts, the IMD included other regions such as Viratnagar, Kotputil, Khairthal, Bhiwari, Laxmangarh, Nadbai, Nagar, Alwar, Tizara, and Deeg (in Rajasthan), Pahasu, Siyana, and Khurja (in Uttar Pradesh) where heavy rainfall is predicted during the next two hours.

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