Overnight rainfall causes waterlogging in Delhi-NCR
A scene on a street in Delhi during heavy rains on October 17, 2021.Qamar Sibtain/IANS)

Overnight rainfall causes waterlogging in Delhi-NCR

New Delhi, October 18, 2021

Several parts of Delhi and its adjoining areas witnessed waterlogging on Monday morning after overnight rainfall.

Fruit and vegetable wholesale markets in Ghazipur, Delhi and parts of Gautam Buddh Nagar were seen waterlogged this morning.

On Sunday too, roads were waterlogged, causing vehicular traffic to move at a snail's pace.

"Thunderstorm with moderate intensity rain with heavy intensity rain over isolated places would continue to occur over and adjoining areas of entire Delhi, Gurugram, Aurangabad, Palwal, Faridabad, Ballabhgarh, Panipat, Sohana (Haryana) during next 2 hours" the India Meteorological Department (IMD) tweeted around 4 a.m.

Delhi received 3 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours with the relative humidity being pegged at 90 per cent, the IMD said, attributing the untimely rains to a western disturbance.

"Thunderstorm with moderate intensity rain with heavy intensity rain over isolated places would continue to occur over and adjoining areas of Entire Delhi, Gurugram, Gohana, Ganaur, Hodal, Aurangabad, Palwal, Faridabad, Ballabhgarh, Panipat, Sohana, Manesar, Nuh, Rewari, Narnaul, Karnal, Kosli (Haryana), Bulandshahr, Gulothi, Noida, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Shamli, Atroli, Deoband, Nazibabad, Muzaffarnagar, Kandhla, Bijnor, Khatauli, Sakoti Tanda, Hastinapur, Chandpur, Baraut, Daurala, Meerut, Modinagar, Hapur, Kithor, Garhmukteshwar, Pilakhua, Sikandrabad, Jattari, Khurja, Moradabad, Tundla, Mathura, Aligarh, Hathras, Agra (UP), Nadbai, Bharatpur, Nagar(Rajasthan) during next 2 hours," the weather office said in another statement.

The maximum temperature stands at 29 degrees Celsius and the minimum at 20 degrees Celsius, whereas the relative humidity has been pegged at 96 degrees Celsius.

IANS

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