New Delhi: (IMD) on Wednesday morning issued an orange alert for the national capital following moderate to heavy rains in various parts of Delhi-NCR.
Delhi and its neighbouring areas has been receiving rainfall since Tuesday. The vehicular movement has been affected in several areas due to waterlogging.
01/09/2021: 08:05 IST; Thunderstorm with moderate to heavy intensity rain would occur over and adjoining areas of most places of Delhi (Lodi road, IGI airport ), NCR ( Gurugram, Manesar, Faridabad, Noida, Greater Noida, Indirapuram, Loni Dehat, Hindon AF, Ghaziabad , Dadri)
— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) September 1, 2021
IMD had earlier predicted that thunderstorms and moderate to heavy rains would take place in the parts of Delhi-NCR.
Rain witnessed in several parts of #Delhi.
— TOI Delhi (@TOIDelhi) September 1, 2021
“Thunderstorms with moderate to heavy intensity rain would occur over and adjoining areas of isolated places of Delhi, NCR- Gurugram, Manesar, Faridabad, Ballabhgarh, Tosham, Bhiwani, Jhajjar, Narnaul, Mahendargarh, Kosali during next 2 hours,” tweeted IMD.
Rainfall remains on the forecast from September 1-4. In the month of August, the national capital has recorded 144.7 mm of rainfall till August 30. This is around 31 per cent below the normal of 209.4 mm for the month, according to the IMD’s rainfall statistics.