Photo- Priyanka Sharma
NEW DELHI: Heavy rain lashed Delhi and neighboring areas of the national capital witnessed rains on Wednesday. Many areas in Delhi reported to have waterlogging which gives semblance of a river.
The heavy shower brought much needed respite for people from the oppressive humidity and heat. The weather department had already issued a yellow alert, warning of moderate to heavy rain in Delhi on Wednesday.
Many areas across the capital reported waterlogging, uprooted trees and traffic snarls due to heavy rains. The meteorological department had predicted cloudy sky, moderate rain or thundershowers in Delhi over the next three days.
People took to twitter and posted pictures and videos of rains in the national capital. The IMD uses four colour codes for weather warnings: green (no action needed), yellow (watch and stay updated), orange (be prepared) and red (take action).
The air quality index (AQI) of Delhi was recorded in the satisfactory category after the rain. An AQI between zero and 50 is considered good, 51 and 100 satisfactory, 101 and 200 moderate, 201 and 300 poor, 301 and 400 very poor, and 401 and 500 severe.
At least seven flights were reportedly diverted and 40 services were delayed at Delhi airport due to heavy.
Delhi recorded a minimum temperature of 28.2 degrees Celsius, a notch above normal. The monsoon had covered the entire country on July 2, however, rains in Haryana, Punjab, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand and West Bengal have remained low.
Delhi’s traffic police on Twitter tweeted to alert people to avoid routes such as Aurbindo stretch, Moochand Underpass on Ring Road, and Aurbindo marg from IIT to Adhchini.
Kindly avoid the following routes due to waterlogging and Vehicle breakdown in South District-— Delhi Traffic Police (@dtptraffic) July 20, 2022
1)Aurbindo stretch from INA to AIIMS
2) Moochand Underpass on Ring Road
3) Aurbindo marg from IIT to Adhchini
4) MB road near Vayusenabad.