Weather forecast Today HIGHLIGHTS: Meanwhile, in Punjab, the flood situation is likely to improve as the release of excess water from the Bhakra dam has been reduced to about 8,000 cusecs following a request from Punjab government, an official said on Monday.
Moderate showers have been forecast for Wednesday, which would turn lighter as the week progresses. Wet weather could be interrupted over the weekend with strong surface winds forecast Saturday and a possibility of light rain or thunderstorm Sunday.
The sudden downpour, which bridged the monsoon deficit, brought traffic to a standstill across Delhi and its neighbouring capital regions. Roads and metro stations were overflowing with water and commuters.
Weather forecast: Presence of monsoon trough across Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Assam towards Nagaland is likely to cause widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy and extremely heavy falls over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh during next 24 hours.
Delhi rains: Many residents took to Twitter and complained about waterlogging that paralysed their normal lives in parts of Delhi. Pictures and videos of vehicles and people wading through ankle-deep muddy rainwaters are doing rounds on social media.
The Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) woke up to heavy showers on Thursday morning. The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in Delhi NCR and heavy rains at isolated places across northern India over the next five days.