As heavy rains lashed New Delhi on Wednesday morning, the monsoon showers are likely to increase in the National Capital Region according to weather reports. The incessant rainfall has left many areas waterlogged and under heavy traffic jams. Other metro cities – Kolkata, Chennai and Mumbai will also receive good rainfall, according to Skymet reports. The reason for the rainfall is the cyclonic circulation which is present over parts of Punjab and Haryana. At the same time western disturbance is making it move across Northern regions of Pakistan, the report said.
It also said that the axis of the trough for the monsoon currently runs through Jharkhand, UP and Haryana and also towards the Northeastern regions of the country. Another trough can be seen from the cyclonic circulation in Delhi to South Gujarat. Therefore, even eastern parts of Rajasthan and some parts of adjoining Gujarat will also receive rains. “We expect light to moderate rainfall at many places over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, East Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, most parts of Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Northeast India,” said Skymet. Cyclonic circulation is going to cause rainfall in many other parts of the country as well including central and southern India.
With such heavy rains expected to continue this week, heavy traffic congestion on the roads of Delhi, Gurugram and Noida, too is very likely. Last month itself Gurugram saw through one of the worst traffic situations caused by heavy rainfall.