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Heavy rain lashes Delhi-NCR, offers respite from the scorching heat

Jun 29, 2023 10:46 AM IST

According to IMD, the national capital may witness rainfall till Sunday.

Delhiites woke up to heavy rain on Thursday and can expect light to moderate thunderstorms throughout the day, according to the India Meteorological Department. Along with a cloudy sky, the minimum temperature may hover around 26 degrees Celsius and the maximum temperature at 36 degrees Celsius, the IMD predicted.

 Commuters make their way through the waterlogged Delhi-Gurugram Expressway service road following heavy rains,(PTI)
Commuters make their way through the waterlogged Delhi-Gurugram Expressway service road following heavy rains,(PTI)

According to the weather department, the national capital may witness rainfall till Sunday. Parts of Noida also witnessed a downpour on Thursday. Lucknow and Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh, too, experience rainfall.

Waterlogging been reported in several parts in Delhi while an 'orange' alert has been issued in the city by the weather department.

Read: Monsoon arrives in Northern, Western parts of country, IMD issues alert

Bringing respite from the scorching heat, the monsoon arrived in Delhi on Sunday, two days before its scheduled onset. As of Tuesday, Delhi received a total rainfall of 79.5mm — an excess over June’s long-period average (LPA) of 74.1mm. Reportedly, this is the first time in three years that the June LPA was surpassed.

In Mumbai, moderate showers are expected to continue for the next three hours, as per the Met department. The Met Department tweeted: “Extremely heavy rainfall has occurred at isolated stations and very heavy at some stations during last 21 hours”.

Earlier, an orange alert for Thane, Raigad, Ratnagiri, Nashik, Pune and Satara was issued by IMD. Gujarat is also expected to experience heavy to very heavy rains for the next 5 days.

IMD has forecast heavy to very heavy rainfall in parts of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, and sub-Himalaya West Bengal, Sikkim, Konkan, Goa and Madhya Maharashtra on July 1.

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