Monsoon in Delhi: Heavy rains lash region; waterlogging, traffic jams in many areas; wet weather to stay till July 23

By: | Updated: July 20, 2017 11:11 AM

Heavy rains lashed Delhi-NCR on Thursday morning bringing respite from the hot and humid conditions that prevailed over the week.

Monsoon, delhi, rains, waterlogging, traffic jams, showers, hot, humid conditionsMany areas in Delhi including IP Extension, Patparganj and Noida sectors — 12, 16, 18 and 56 — received heavy rains that led to waterlogging. (ANI)

Heavy rains lashed Delhi-NCR on Thursday morning bringing respite from the hot and humid conditions that prevailed over the week. The showers began very early in the morning resulting in waterlogging on streets causing much discomfort to commuters heading to work who faced a tough time wading through inaccessible areas due to traffic jams in many areas, according to India Today. In some areas, the rain started after midnight and continued well into the morning. Many areas in Delhi including IP Extension, Patparganj and Noida sectors — 12, 16, 18 and 56 — received heavy rains that led to waterlogging.

According to Skymet Weather, the Safdarjung observatory received rainfall to the tune of 13 mm, while the Palam observatory recorded 1 mm. The forecast also said the situation is favorable for similar weather to persist. On and off rains will continue till July 23. The maximum temperature may also drop by 3-4 degrees and the sky will also remain cloudy to partly cloudy.

In the entire month of July, Delhi-NCR had mainly remained dry as it failed to witness good rainy days except for few light to moderate spells that occurred during the initial and mid period of the month, as per Skymet Weather. The reason behind the dry weather can be attributed to the axis of Monsoon trough which is running along central India. However, now, this Monsoon trough is expected to move in a northward direction towards Delhi, the report added.

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