Delhi Monsoon 2020: Heavy rain in Delhi on Friday brought down the temperature but led to traffic jams and flooding in parts of the city. The downpour also brought relief from the intense humidity of the past few days.
The India Meteorological Department had on Thursday warned of heavy rain in many states in north and central India. The capital is also likely to see rainfall during the weekend, according to the weather office.
#WATCH Delhi: Severe waterlogging in Greater Kailash II, following heavy rainfall in the national capital today. pic.twitter.com/suZPTNLYf3— ANI (@ANI) August 28, 2020
Thunderstorm with very heavy rain is expected in Ghaziabad, Chapraula, Ballabhgarh, Faridabad, Meerut, Bagpat, Modinagar and some places of Delhi today, the IMD said. According to the weather office, Delhi and its neighbouring areas are seeing heavy rain due "a well marked low pressure area over north Chhattisgarh and adjoining east Madhya Pradesh. It is very likely to move northwestwards during next two days and weaken gradually."
All India Weather forecast and warning video based on 0830 hrs IST of 28.08.2020 pic.twitter.com/nggBFHgJEQ— India Met. Dept. (@Indiametdept) August 28, 2020
The temperature in Delhi came down to around 26 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average.
#WATCH Delhi: Waterlogging at Minto bridge underpass after heavy rains. Visuals of traffic being diverted from the submerged road pic.twitter.com/rQABgF9zcz— ANI (@ANI) August 28, 2020
Other states in north and central India like Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, eastern Uttar Pradesh, parts of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Odisha have been getting very heavy rainfall. There is a 'red' alert in place in four districts of Madhya Pradesh. Large parts of Odisha are also facing flood-like situation.
(Inputs from ANI & PTI)