Weather department predicted heavy rainfall alert over UP, Rajasthan . Schools are shut in Noida amid waterlogging and flooding. Heavy to very heavy rainfall spell over northwest India today and reduction thereafter. No significant rainfall over the rest parts of the country during next 5 days
New Delhi: The strong and unusual rainfall that Delhi has witnessed in the last two days at the end of September is the result of a rare combination of two weather systems. The rain of calamity continues in Delhi-NCR for the last several hours. The rains that started on Thursday in the national capital and its adjoining Noida, Greater Noida, Ghaziabad, Gurugram continued till Friday morning. Due to this many areas were flooded, which affected the traffic. Due to the submergence of Delhi-Gurugram highway, many vehicles got stuck everywhere. The administration of Gurugram has issued an advisory for work from home from private institutions.
Apart from this, schools in Noida have been ordered to be closed. Monsoon departing from different parts of the country has brought tension of heavy rains for Delhi-NCR. Behind this are two different weather systems.
At least 13 people have been killed and 11 injured in incidents of lightning, and wall and house collapses as heavy rains in parts of Uttar Pradesh affected normal life in Firozabad and forced the closure of schools in Aligarh, sources reported.
According to weather department, “Heavy to very heavy rainfall spell over northwest India today and reduction thereafter. No significant rainfall over the rest parts of the country during next 5 days”.
Similarly, light to moderate rain with one or two heavy spells may occur over North Madhya Maharashtra and Bihar today. At the same time, light to moderate rains are possible in some parts of West Bengal, Sikkim, Jharkhand, East Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh and Telangana, Vidarbha in Maharashtra, Haryana and North Punjab.
The process of rain continues for the entire night of Thursday and since Friday morning. The complete withdrawal of monsoon in Delhi, which is scheduled for September 25, is now expected to be delayed. Meteorological Department (IMD) officials said that more rains are expected in the national capital in the last week of September.
The weather department informed that parts of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan are also expected to receive heavy showers during the next few days. Several parts of Madhya Pradesh are expected to receive isolated heavy rainfall on Friday as well.
According to IMD, several northeastern states, including Arunachal Pradesh and Assam, are likely to receive heavy showers till September 24.
oFairly widespread/widespread light/moderate rainfall with isolated heavy falls & thunderstorm/lightning very likely over Odisha & Telangana on 22nd, Madhya Pradesh during 22nd & 23rd September, 2022. pic.twitter.com/6nNT620dA2
— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) September 22, 2022
Additionally, on Thursday, very heavy rainfall occurred at isolated places over Uttar Pradesh, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim, West Madhya Pradesh and East Rajasthan. Heavy rainfall lashed several parts of East Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Gujarat Region.