Rain lashes parts of Delhi-NCR, brings down humidity level

The IMD has also issued an advisory suggesting the public must check for traffic congestion on their routes before leaving for their destinations, follow traffic advisories and avoid going to areas that are prone to waterlogging.
Rains lashed parts of the national capital on Friday(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Rains lashed parts of the national capital on Friday(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 28, 2020 02:47 PM IST
Copy Link
Hindustan Times, New Delhi | Byhindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi

Rains lashed parts of the national capital on Friday, bringing down the humidity level. The minimum temperature in the city was recorded at 26.8 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season’s average. Waterlogging and traffic jams have been reported in some areas.

The humidity was 77 per cent. The weatherman has forecast generally cloudy skies with the possibility of moderate rain towards evening. The maximum temperature is likely to settle around 36 degrees Celsius.

Thunderstorm with heavy to very heavy intensity rain would occur over Ghaziabad, Chapraula, Ballabhgarh, Faridabad, Meerut, Bagpat, Modinagar and isolated places of Delhi during the next 1 hour, said India Meteorological Department, according to news agency ANI.

 

An ‘orange’ alert has been issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD). Rainfall may impact traffic movement and the public must plan their commute in advance.

An ‘orange’ alert is issued when an impact of the rainfall is expected such as minor traffic disruptions, increased chance of vehicle accidents and water accumulating in low-lying areas and on roads. The alert has been issued for Delhi and the national capital region (NCR).

The IMD has also issued an advisory suggesting the public must check for traffic congestion on their routes before leaving for their destinations, follow traffic advisories and avoid going to areas that are prone to waterlogging.

While the past week went dry, Delhi had received ‘heavy’ to ‘very heavy’ rainfall on August 20-21, that wiped away the rain deficit for this monsoon.

(With inputs from PTI)

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Close Story
QUICKREADS

Less time to read?

Try Quickreads

  • M.R Seetharam is the son of Dr. M.S Ramaiah, who was one of the pioneers of education and healthcare in the state of Karnataka. (http://mrseetharam.in)

    K'taka Cong leader MR Seetharam slams party, to meet supporters on next move

    Senior Karnataka Congress leader and former state minister M R Seetharam on Friday publicly attacked the party leadership, accusing it of doing injustice to Seetharam over the years. "I am not disappointed with the party, but with the leaders who are running it. I am also as senior as them. I have worked in the party since 1983," Seetharam said.

  • Aam Aadmi Party leader Ajaypal Singh Gill, who was appointedchairman of the Machhiwara Agricultural Co-operative Development Bank in Ludhiana recently, was found dead at his house at Adiana village in Machhiwara on Saturday. (HT file photo)

    Two days after named Machhiwara co-op bank chairman, AAP leader found dead

    Two days after Gill's appointment as the chairman of the Machhiwara Agricultural Co-operative Development Bank in Ludhiana, Aam Aadmi Party leader Ajaypal Singh Gill, 55, was found dead under mysterious circumstances at his house at Adiana village of Machhiwara. “After having dinner, Gill went to his room to sleep, while his wife and daughter were in another room,” Samrala deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Harwinder Singh Khaira said. Khaira said no suicide note was recovered.

  • Bengaluru is set to face multiple day long power shutdowns till June end.

    Bengaluru to face power outages till June-end. See list of areas here

    Here is a day-wise list of areas to be affected - June 26, Sunday: (10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) Shiva Farm Ind Area, Industgrial Area, Kaveripura Ranganathapura, Kcg Ind. Area, Nanjappa Ind. June 28, Tuesday: (11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. or earlier.)

  • Police personnel outside the house of Punjab IAS officer Sanjay Popli in Chandigarh on Saturday after his son, Kartik, died of a gunshot wound in the head. (HT Photo)

    Days after Punjab IAS officer Sanjay Popli held for corruption, his son dies by suicide

    The only son of senior Punjab IAS officer Sanjay Popli, 26, Kartik Popli, who was arrested on Monday for corruption, died of a gunshot wound in the head when a team from the Vigilance Bureau was at the house a search in Sector 11, Chandigarh, on Saturday afternoon. The Punjab Vigilance Bureau had on Monday arrested director, pensions, Sanjay Popliin a corruption case. The police have initiated inquest proceedings under Section 174 of the CrPC.

  • Mild tremors were felt in Karnataka's Dakshina Kannada district on Saturday morning, after which residents reported cracks in some houses and buildings. (Representative Photo/Reuters)

    Mild tremors felt in Karnataka's Dakshina Kannada district on Saturday morning

    Residents of Sullia taluk in Karnataka's Dakshina Kannada district told news agency PTI they felt mild tremors at around 9 am on Saturday morning. They said they heard a loud sound as the earth shook for about 45 seconds. The areas affected are Kallugundi, Sampaje, Goonadka, Aranthodu, Ivarnadu, Thodikkana and Peraje. Dakshina Kannada deputy commissioner KV Rajendra said many people called from Sullia to inform him of the tremors.

SHARE
Story Saved
×
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Saturday, June 25, 2022