Delhi weather update: Heavy rains lash capital, NCR — here’s what IMD forecast says

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Updated: Jul 19, 2020 11:37 AM

According to the Delhi Traffic Police, jams were reported from Azadpur to Mukarba Chowk, Yashwant Place to Ashoka Road, at Ring Road, Bhairon Road, and near Mundka metro station due to heavy waterlogging.

Delhi weather update, delhi rains, monsoon in dehi NCR, IMD, delhi weather update today, delhi ncr weather update today, latest news on delhi weather updateWaterlogging in low-lying areas and roads is likely to affect traffic movement, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in a forecast for Delhi-NCR issued at 6:30 am. (ANI photo)

 

The national capital received its first spell of heavy rains on Sunday morning which led to waterlogging in low-lying areas and brought traffic to a standstill at key stretches in the city. According to the Delhi Traffic Police, jams were reported from Azadpur to Mukarba Chowk, Yashwant Place to Ashoka Road, at Ring Road, Bhairon Road, and near Mundka metro station due to heavy waterlogging.

The driver and the conductor of a bus that got stuck at the Minto Bridge underpass due to waterlogging were rescued by fire department personnel, officials said. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the Safdarjung Observatory, which provides representative figures for the city, recorded 74.8 mm rainfall till 8:30 am.

Ridge, Lodhi Road, Palam and Ayanagar weather stations recorded 86 mm, 81.2 mm, 16.9 mm and 12.2 mm rainfall, respectively, it said. Rainfall below 15 mm is considered light, between 15 mm and 64.5 mm moderate, and above 64.5 mm heavy, according to the IMD.

Residents shared on social media videos and pictures of rainwater gushing into their houses and vehicles navigating waterlogged roads. The Youth Congress also shared a video of their inundated Raisina Road office. The rains also led to power outages in some areas.

Earlier, the IMD had predicted isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall over parts of northwest India. It had said the “entire monsoon trough is most likely to shift northwards, closer to the foothills of the Himalayas during July 19-20”.
Despite the early arrival of monsoon in Delhi, the rains had remained subdued so far.

Till Saturday, the Safdarjung Observatory had recorded 47.9 mm rainfall in July — 56 per cent less than the normal of 109.4 mm. Monsoon reached Delhi on June 25, two days earlier than its usual date. The IMD has predicted normal rainfall in the national capital during the season.

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