Heavy rains lashed parts of the national capital on Friday, bringing respite from the humidity. Parts of east Delhi, central Delhi, Barapullah flyover and Nizamuddin received rainfall. Waterlogging and traffic jams have been reported in some areas.
The minimum temperature in the city was recorded at 26.8 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season’s average. The humidity was 77 per cent. The weatherman has forecast generally cloudy skies with the possibility of moderate rain towards evening. The maximum temperature is likely to settle around 36 degrees Celsius.
Thunderstorm with heavy to very heavy intensity rain would occur over Ghaziabad, Chapraula, Ballabhgarh, Faridabad, Meerut, Bagpat, Modinagar and isolated places of Delhi during the day, said India Meteorological Department.
An ‘orange’ alert has been issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD) for Delhi and surrounding areas. Rainfall may impact traffic movement and the public must plan their commute in advance.
An ‘orange’ alert is issued when an impact of the rainfall is expected such as minor traffic disruptions, increased chance of vehicle accidents and water accumulating in low-lying areas and on roads.
The IMD has also issued an advisory suggesting the public must check for traffic congestion on their routes before leaving for their destinations, follow traffic advisories and avoid going to areas that are prone to waterlogging. While the past week went dry, Delhi had received ‘heavy’ to ‘very heavy’ rainfall on August 20-21, that wiped away the rain deficit for this monsoon.