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Incessant rainfall, thunderstorm in parts of national capital

For two days in a row, heavy rain brought respite from the humid weather as temperature dipped. However, it threw life out of gear in several parts of the national capital on Wednesday as it caused traffic jams, wall collapse and water logging.

delhi Updated: Aug 20, 2020, 09:01 IST
hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
hindustantimes.com | Edited by Prashasti Singh
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Water logging after heavy rainfall in New Delhi.
Water logging after heavy rainfall in New Delhi.(Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)

Heavy rainfall lashed several parts of Delhi on Thursday morning. India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast more rainfall in the national capital region till August 25.

A vehicle wades through a waterlogged stretch after heavy rainfall at Mahipalpur Underpass near IGI Airport T3, in New Delhi.
A vehicle wades through a waterlogged stretch after heavy rainfall at Mahipalpur Underpass near IGI Airport T3, in New Delhi. ( Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO )

For two days in a row, heavy rain brought respite from the humid weather as temperature dipped. However, it threw life out of gear in several parts of the national capital on Wednesday as it caused traffic jams, wall collapse and water logging. 

Traffic congestion under Rao Tularam Flyover due to water-logging after heavy rains in New Delhi on Wednesday.
Traffic congestion under Rao Tularam Flyover due to water-logging after heavy rains in New Delhi on Wednesday. ( Vipin Kumar/ Hindustan Times )

Areas of Vasant Kunj, Satyam Nagar, Dhaula Kuan and Ring Road were few of the places that experienced traffic snarls throughout the day due to water logging.

Car under the rubbles of Apeejay School’s boundary wall after it collapsed due to heavy rain in Saket, New Delhi.
Car under the rubbles of Apeejay School’s boundary wall after it collapsed due to heavy rain in Saket, New Delhi. ( Amal KS/HT PHOTO )

The boundary wall of Apeejay School in Saket’s J Block collapsed due to rain around 11.30am, damaging several vehicles. No injuries were reported.

Vehicles stuck in a heavy traffic jam on waterlogged Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway.
Vehicles stuck in a heavy traffic jam on waterlogged Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway. ( PTI )

On Thursday morning, Delhi Traffic Police put out warnings of water logging in areas of Burfkhana Chowk and MB Road. Traffic will remain affected in these areas, the warning read.

Man walks waist-deep in water near Zakhira underpass after heavy rainfall in Delhi.
Man walks waist-deep in water near Zakhira underpass after heavy rainfall in Delhi. ( Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO )

Out of the five weather stations of Delhi, rainfall was highest in Ayanagar this monsoon, an HT analysis of IMD gridded dataset showed. Enhanced rainfall activity with heavy to very heavy showers is expected over northwest India, including the western Himalayan region till August 20, IMD said in its Monday bulletin.

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