Noida and Ghaziabad received spells of rain on Friday evening. The minimum temperature in the cities was recorded at 30 degree Celsius, two degrees below normal. The maximum temperature was recorded at 40 degree Celsius.
The weatherman has predicted that the temperatures will hover around 40 degree Celsius next five days.
“The weather is expected to be clear for the next three to four days, with the temperatures settling around 40 degree Celsius. Some places are likely to receive light showers on Thursday. However, these are not pre-monsoon showers,” said RK Jenamani, director-in-charge, IGI Airport meteorological department.
Meanwhile, traffic police said the traffic movement was smooth in Ghaziabad, though vehicles moved slowly for some time on a stretch on NH-24 as a road signage fell.
“Traffic movement remained largely smooth in the evening in Ghaziabad. There was some congestion on NH 24 as a road signage fell. But it was removed immediately and traffic movement was resumed,” said Anil Kumar, traffic inspector, Ghaziabad.
In Noida, the shower resulted in waterlogging, giving pedestrians and motorists a tough time. Submerged roads and jams affected commuters in on Sector 18 road and in C-block of Sector 63 and A- block of Sector 21.
“At the Jalvayu Vihar intersection, traffic signals stopped working due to the rain and this resulted in jams. We immediately sent policemen to tackle the situation. Other sectors did not face any major problem and we ensured that sufficient traffic policemen were present in every sector,” said Dharmendra Singh Yadav, traffic inspector, Noida.
Meanwhile, there was a minor fire outside an office in the C-block of Noida Sector 63 due to short circuit in an electric pole. The two-wheeler parked near the pole was damaged in the fire. The blaze was extinguished immediately by the occupants of the building.