Torrential rains lashed parts of Delhi-NCR region on Saturday morning bringing some respite from high humidity in the city. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted light showers in the area along with a cloudy weather.
The rains caused waterlogging and sporadic traffic snarls at several places across the city. “The minimum temperature was recorded at 8.30 am at 21 degrees Celsius, three notches below normal,” a MeT Department official said.
According to the Delhi Traffic Police, the traffic was affected on Mathura road, Shershah road, Mathura road to Bhairon road, Purana Quila road, Bihari colony, Maharishi Raman Marg, Teen Murti Lane, 11 Murti and Girdhari Lal Goswami Marg near post office due to excessive waterlogging. “Waterlogging was reported at Lajpat Nagar market, Pant Nagar bus stand and IP Marg near police headquarters. The traffic movement was closed on Bhairon road both ways due to waterlogging,” a police official was quoted as saying by PTI.
Meanwhile, the IMD in its daily weather warning predicted heavy rain at isolated places over Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, East Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Gangetic West Bengal and Odisha. It also forecasted heavy to very heavy rain at isolated places very likely over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura.
According to the department, the monsoon axis is looming over Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Jharkhand due to which heavy rains are expected in the following days.