Headline

Delhi-NCR Witness Heavy Rains, Causes waterlogging, traffic jams

Delhi-NCR Witness Heavy Rains, Causes waterlogging, traffic jams: On Tuesday morning, Delhi and NCR witnessed heavy rain which however finally brought some relief from the humid weather but on the other hand it also leads to causing traffic overcrowding hitting the peak morning travel. As per to the weather forecast, there have been few short intense spells of rain predicted for today along with thundershower activities.

Heavy rains has also affected the traffic in many areas in Delhi such as Mandi House, Punjabi Bagh, Wazir Pur due to water logging after which Delhi traffic has issued advisories.

Delhi Traffic Police tweeted, “Traffic Alert…. Traffic is affected from Sagar Pur to Pankha Road & Mandi House to Sikandara Road due to water logging”

Another tweet said, “Traffic Alert….Traffic is affected from W-Point to Mandi House & Hanuman Lane to Baba Kharak Singh Marg due to water logging.”

Also, there have some prediction regarding light to moderate rainfall till Wednesday, while on the other hand, for Thursday, August 8, the city is going to witness rain or thundershowers.

Due to heavy rain there have been various reports of waterlogging, because of which traffic congestion were reported in some areas of the city.

Two more additional tweets from Delhi Traffic Police read, “Traffic Alert….Traffic is affected from Ring Road to Central Market Punjabi Bagh, Wazir Pur to Madhuban Chowk & Madhuban Chowk to Rithala Due to water logging.”

The next one read, “Traffic Alert…. Traffic is affected near Madhuban Chowk & R/A Punjabi Bagh due to water logging.”

As per to a private weather forecaster, Skymet weather, the showers can be accredited to the northward drive of Monsoon Trough, which is approaching closer to the areas of Delhi and NCR. They had also predicted light to moderate spell of rain as well as thundershowers at many places over North Delhi, Central Delhi, parts of South Delhi and North West Delhi.

On Friday, August 9, skies are going to be usually cloudy with the chance of rain or thunderstorm, the IMD said in a statement.

IMD said the city is going to have a “generally cloudy sky” and the temperatures for the day are expected at extreme temperature of 37 degrees Celsius along with a minimum of 27 degrees Celsius.

This rainfall in many parts of Delhi witnessed bringing relief to locals from the steamy humid weather but if carries on for too long then it may cause problems to locals, especially to the commuters who travel daily within the city.