As Heavy Rain Pounds Delhi, Roads Flooded, Waterlogging Hits Traffic

The weather department forecasts generally cloudy sky with moderate rain and thundershowers in parts of Delhi and neighbouring areas today.

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Delhi Rain: Among the areas affected were the Modi Mill area, South Avenue, and Kashmiri Gate. (File)


New Delhi: 

The national capital woke up to another morning of heavy rain, bringing relief to residents of the city from the humid conditions. However, with some busy roads flooded, traffic is likely to be hit in some parts of the city. While waterlogging was reported from parts of Delhi, slowing down traffic at many key roads, the downpour for the second consecutive day brought respite to residents of the national capital after days of humidity.

Among the areas affected were the Modi Mill area, South Avenue, Bhairon Marg, Lajpat Nagar market, Kela Ghat and Kashmiri Gate. The Delhi Traffic police has issued multiple traffic alerts for commuters and posted visuals of waterlogged roads on its official Twitter handle.

The weather department forecasts generally cloudy sky with moderate rain and thundershowers in parts of Delhi and neighbouring areas today. "The sky will be generally cloudy with light to moderate rains," an official at India Meteorological Department said.

"For the next two days, rain and thunderstorm will continue in Delhi. In Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi there is warning of heavy rainfall in isolated pockets for three days," K Sathi Devi of the India Meteorological Department told news agency ANI.

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Delhi Traffic Police posted visuals of waterlogged roads on its official Twitter handle

The minimum temperature is forecast to be 26 degrees, with the maximum temperature to hover around 32 degrees. The Safdarjung observatory recorded 24.6 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours, with humidity level at 8.30 am recorded to be 95 per cent.

Heavy rainfall on Saturday also caused power outage in several parts of Delhi. About 30 passengers travelling in a city bus were stranded yesterday when the bus broke down in the middle of a waterlogged road near Hanuman Mandir in Yamuna Bazar area. All passengers were later brought to safety.



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