New Delhi: On Wednesday, due to heavy rainfall, more than 6 flights were diverted and more than 39 services were delayed at Delhi Airport. Delhi’s minimum temperature was recorded at 28.2 degrees Celsius, a notch above normal. The maximum temperature is likely to be around 33 degree Celsius.
Several low-lying areas were inundated and traffic movement was disrupted in some parts of the city, bringing life to a standstill for a few hours. Vistara said on Twitter that its two Mumbai-Delhi flights were diverted to other cities — one to Jaipur and another to Indore — due to heavy rains in Delhi.
#DiversionUpdate: Flight UK952 Mumbai to Delhi (BOM-DEL) has been diverted to Jaipur (JAI) due to heavy rain in Delhi. Please stay tuned for further updates.
— Vistara (@airvistara) July 20, 2022
Despite facing the inconvenience of traffic jams and water-logging, users on social media seem to be enjoying the drop in temperature due to rain in the city. According to the report, At least 25 departures and 15 arrivals were delayed and Traffic was also affected in many parts of the city due to heavy rains.
— Shilpa … …. .. .-.. .–. .- (@iShilpa_) July 20, 2022
— Aishwarya Singh 🇮🇳 (@aishwarya_sigh) July 20, 2022
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted “increased rainfall activity” over northwest India for two-three days.Delhi’s traffic police on Twitter alerted citizens to avoid routes like Aurobindo Stretch, Muchand Underpass on Ring Road and Aurobindo Marg from IIT to Adhchini.
Kindly avoid the following routes due to waterlogging and Vehicle breakdown in South District-
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.
— Delhi Traffic Police (@dtptraffic) July 20, 2022