Dark Skies, Heavy Rain In Delhi, Traffic Alert After Flooding In Areas

Delhi rain: The Met office had warned of thunderstorm and rainfall at many places of of the national capital, Manesar, Gurugram, Sohna, Nuh and Palwal.

Dark Skies, Heavy Rain In Delhi, Traffic Alert After Flooding In Areas

Heavy rain lashed Delhi and surrounding areas Tuesday afternoon

New Delhi:

Heavy rain lashed Delhi Tuesday afternoon, inundating low-lying areas and affecting traffic movement in parts of the city. Several parts of Delhi including Vijay Chowk, Moti Bagh, Daryaganj, Dwarka and India Gate received sharp showers today.

"Weather stations in Delhi, at Safdarjung and Lodhi Road, recorded around 20 mm rainfall," Kuldeep Srivastava, head of the regional forecasting centre of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) told news agency PTI, adding that light rainfall is likely in the city till Wednesday morning. Thereafter, isolated light showers are predicted for two to three day, Mr Srivastava said.

The weather office had earlier warned of thunderstorm with moderate to heavy rain and wind speed of 25-55 kilometre per hour at many places of the national capital, Manesar, Gurugram, Sohna, Nuh, Palwal, Faridabad, Ballabhgarh, Noida, and Karnal. 

"Fairly widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy showers very likely over Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana Chandigarh, Uttar Pradesh during the next two days," the Met department said.The intensity and distribution of rainfall are very likely to decrease after that.

The convergence of moist easterly winds from the Bay of Bengal and southwesterly winds from the Arabian Sea is likely to continue over northwest India for another two-three days, weather experts said.

On Sunday, the city saw the first heavy monsoon showers, which claimed four lives, including that of a mini-truck driver who got trapped in a waterlogged underpass. According to the India Meteorological Department, the Safdarjung Observatory had recorded nearly 75 mm rainfall on Sunday.