Heavy rain in Delhi, Noida leaves many areas inundated; IMD predicts more showers

Severe waterlogging was witnessed due to heavy rainfall near Badarpur metro station

delhi rains Severe waterlogging near Badarpur metro station in Delhi | PTI

Heavy spell of rain grip Delhi on Saturday morning leaving many parts of the national capital inundated. Waterlogging was witnessed in several parts including Delhi city, Noida and Gurugram.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted light rainfall in parts of the city for Saturday.

"Spell of rain and thundershower with gusty winds about (20-30 kmph) will occur at some places of Baghpat, Bulandshahr, Central Delhi, East Delhi, Faridabad, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Greater Noida, Ghaziabad, Hapur, Meerut, New Delhi, North Delhi, Noida, North East, Shahdara, South Delhi and South East Delhi over the districts of Delhi NCR during the next 1-2 hours," said the weather office.

Severe waterlogging was witnessed due to heavy rainfall near Badarpur metro station.

Light to moderate rainfall was predicted in various areas including including Karawal Nagar. Civil Lines, Dilshad Garden, Seemapuri, Seelampur, Shahadra, Vivek Vihar, Red Fort, Preet Vihar, Rajeev Chowk, ITO, India Gate, Lajpat Nagar, Malviya Nagar and Tughlakabad on Saturday.

Delhi received light to moderate rainfall on Friday as well. The minimum temperature was recorded at 26.5 degree Celsius, while the city registered a high of 35 degree Celsius on Friday.

The IMD has predicted heavy to very heavy rainfall in several states till Saturday. Heavy to very heavy rainfall has been predicted in parts of East Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar from August 2-5, Odisha from August 2-3, Gangetic West Bengal and Jharkhand on August 2, and sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim from August 2-4.

The weather office also said that light to moderate rainfall with isolated heavy rainfall is very likely to prevail over Haryana and West Uttar Pradesh from August 3-5 and in East Rajasthan between August 2 and 5. 


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