Delhi-NCR witnesses heavy rain after humid morning

Written by July 13, 2018 17:30

New Delhi: Delhi rain caused many places in the city water logged today. Following heavy overcast conditions that had plunged the city into near darkness during the afternoon hours, prompting vehicles to ply with headlights on. Many parts of the capital witnessed water logging within few minutes of rain. The minto bridge in heart of city witnessed buses and other vehicles submerged.



At many places commuters were seen stranded in various parts of the city.

delhi water logging, stranded commuters

Delhi secretariat saw harrowing time soon after rain caused water logging inside the building.

As per Meteorological department today several parts of the city witnessed rains.

delhi rain leads to water logging in the city

The minimum temperature was recorded at 27.8 degrees Celsius, season’s average.The  humidity level recorded at 8.30 am was 74 per cent. According to weather department more rains are expected in the national capital in next 24 hours.

With little rain many area in the national capital, traffic chaos was witnessed due to water logging.

delhi water logging traffic police tweet

Some of Delhi commuters were quick to take a dig on state & central government for city’s pathetic drainage system which causes water logging with few minutes rain in the city.

delhi rain causes water logging

Apart from national capital Delhi many other parts of the country have recorded high ranfall. Kangra in Himanchal recorded highest rainfall. Palampur also recorded 75mm rainfall while other places like Manali, Shimla , Dalhousie and Dharmshala recorded 11 to 27mm rainfall in past 24 hours.

himanchal rain kangra

Haryana state could also see end of dry spell. Chandigarh witnessed heavy downpour and the mercury dropped substantially. Other cities like Panchkula, Ambala, Yamunanagar, Hisar, Sirsa and Narnaul were among other places that received scattered rains. According to Chandigarh MeT Department rain situation has improved considerably and more showers are expected in next few days.

Mohali, Ropar, Ludhiana and Gurdaspur in Punjab were also lashed by rains.

The Southwest monsoon had advanced into Punjab and Haryana, including Chandigarh, on June 28 but had turned weak in less than a week after its arrival.

In last 24 hours, Monsoon remained vigorous in various parts of the India. Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Gujarat and Tamil Nadu recorded light to moderate rain with few heavy spells. In parts of Rajasthan also light to moderate rains were witnessed. Several places like Jaipur, Sikar , Alwar,  Kota and Pilani witnessed rain between 4 mm to 18mm.

With current rinfall in different parts of the country people certainly have a sigh of relief from dry spell but with rainfall major headache is to sustain normal life as collapsing civic system disrupts normal life, within no time.