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The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in Delhi NCR and heavy rains at isolated places across northern India over the next few days.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: July 27, 2018 1:49:17 pm
The southwest monsoon was expected to strike northern India on July 29 but it made sluggish progress last week, delaying rains to parts of west and north India. (Express Photo by Gajendra Yadav)

People in the national capital woke up to heavy rains and had to face waterlogging and traffic snarls at various places of the city for the second consecutive day on Friday. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in Delhi NCR and heavy rains at isolated places across northern India over the next few days.

Delhi-NCR witnessed heavy showers on Thursday as well. Ghaziabad was the worst-affected area with a 12-metre wide road in Vasundhara having caved in resulting in a flood-like situation. This incident forced around 60 families of a nearby housing society to vacate their homes. Reportedly, this cave-in took place just a few minutes before a school bus carrying 30 students was to cross the area. In another incident, 11 people died last week in two cases of building collapse in Greater Noida and Ghaziabad, reportedly caused by waterlogging and seepage.

The IMD said Delhi received about 20 mm of rainfall throughout Thursday throwing life out of gear in Delhi and other adjoining areas. Waterlogging in parts of Noida, Ghaziabad and Gurgaon had brought traffic movement to a near-halt on Thursday as well.

Meanwhile, all the schools will remain closed in Ghaziabad on Friday owing to adverse weather conditions. However, schools in Delhi and Noida remained opened.

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Traffic was severely affected due to heavy rains in the national capital Friday with waterlogging contributing to chaos at various intersections. Follow LIVE UPDATES.

13:49 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
IMD issues weather warning for next five days

Very heavy rain expected in Delhi and adjoining areas on Friday and Saturday.

13:24 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
Heavy rain brought Delhi to a standstill
13:04 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
Delhi Police has been alerting the commuters about the routes that can be avoided
12:51 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
Waterlogging causes traffic chaos in and around ITO
12:34 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
Heavy rains also lashed parts of Himachal Pradesh on Friday

Keylong in Lahaul and Spiti district remained the coldest place in the state as the lowest temperature at 10.7 degrees Celsius was recorded here during the last 24 hours.

12:28 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
Office-goers were caught in a slow movement of traffic

Waterlogging also caused congestion at Okhla Mandi, Badarpur railway underpass, Under IP flyover, Under Modi mill flyover and Jawaharlal Nehru Road.

12:08 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
Two minors die in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut due to roof collapse

Two children, aged four and six, were killed and three others injured when the roof of a house collapsed after heavy rainfall.

11:56 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
Heavy rain brought trees crashing down in Delhi and adjoining areas
11:45 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
Severe waterlogging leads to traffic congestions
11:40 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
Schools to remain shut in Ghaziabad today

Schools will remain closed in Ghaziabad under the directions of the district magistrate on account of heavy rains and adverse weather conditions.

11:31 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
IMD warns of moderate to heavy rainfall throughout Friday

The Safdarjung observatory registered 45.8 mm of rainfall between 5.30 pm Thursday and 8.30 am Friday while the Palam observatory recorded 37.4 mm of precipitation during the same period.

11:13 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
Relief from humidity but not from traffic
11:11 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
Normal life hit as rain pounds Delhi-NCR for second consecutive day
10:47 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
Glimpses from waterlogged Ajmeri Gate area
10:29 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
Waterlogging affects different areas in the city
10:19 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
Here's how Rajpath looked like after heavy rains on Thursday
10:02 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
Severe waterlogging reported in Faridabad Sector 8
09:52 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
Delhi Traffic Police issues advisory to commuters
09:36 (IST) 27 Jul 2018
Waterlogging was reported from several areas on Friday morning
09:30 (IST) 27 Jul 2018

Welcome to our LIVE blog. Heavy rains lashed the city overnight and continued till the morning. The weatherman has predicted more rainfall during the day. Read on to get further updates.

The Delhi-NCR region had witnessed heavy showers briefly on Monday which had toned down the flaring temperature in the region. The southwest monsoon was expected to strike northern India on July 29 but it made sluggish progress last week, delaying rains to parts of west and north India.