Heavy rains cause extensive water gathering in Delhi.
Heavy rains on Tuesday morning caused extensive waterlogging on several stretches of roads throughout Delhi, including near Pragati Maidan in the center and Dhaula Kuan in the southern part of the city. Some of the stretches and areas where flooding was observed included Dhaula Kuan, Mathura Road, Moti Bagh, Vikas Marg, Ring Road, Rohtak Road, Sangam Vihar, Kirari, and near Pragati Maidan, among others. The flooding also created traffic jams in different parts of the city.
Traffic moved at a slow pace at ITO, under Moti Bagh subway station, Dhaula Kuan Underpass, near Pragati Maidan, Mathura Road, Vikas Marg, Ring Road near IP Flyover, Rohtak Road, among others. Officials with the Public Works Department (PWD) said flooding complaints were being dealt with first.
“The morning rain was very intense, so some areas of the city suffered flooding. Our field staff is on the ground and we are closely watching the situation, ”said a PWD official.
According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the southwest monsoon had reached the capital on July 13, 16 days behind the usual start date.
Normally, the monsoon hits Delhi on June 27. Covers the entire country on July 8. Last year, the wind power system arrived in Delhi on June 25 and covered the entire country on June 29.
The minimum temperature recorded at the Safdarjung Observatory, considered the city’s official reading, was 25 degrees Celsius, two levels below normal, IMD said on Tuesday.
He said 100mm of rain was recorded at the Safdarjung Observatory in the past 24 hours. Relative humidity recorded at 8.30 a.m. in the city was 100 percent, IMD said.
The meteorologist has forecast a generally cloudy sky with moderate rain and the possibility of thunderstorms accompanied by gusts of wind with a speed of 30-40 km / h later in the day.
The maximum temperature in the national capital is likely to be around 30 degrees Celsius.
On Monday, the maximum temperature in the national capital was 33.1 degrees Celsius, one notch below normal, and the minimum temperature at 28.3 degrees Celsius, one notch above normal.
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