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Traffic alert in Delhi/NCR as heavy downpour lashes national capital; Maharashtra is in ‘Red alert’ | View full forecast

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: The people of Delhi-NCR, who are waiting for the heavy rains of Monsoon, have got relief from the sultry heat in the morning. It is raining in many areas of Delhi-NCR. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD Alert) had issued a rain alert in Delhi and its surrounding areas on Tuesday morning. IMD had said that there is a possibility of rain in Delhi and NCR in the next few hours.

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Apart from Delhi, the Meteorological Department had predicted rain in Noida, Ghaziabad, Greater Noida, Dadri, Charkhi Dadri, Jhajjar and Mahendragarh. Delhi Police has also issued an alert regarding traffic.

Traffic alert in Delhi/NCR
Delhi Police said in a tweet, ‘As per the report of IMD, there will be light to moderate intensity rain along with thunderstorms in entire Delhi and its adjoining areas. That’s why people should prepare for their journey keeping the rain in mind.

On Monday afternoon also, there was rain in some parts of Delhi-NCR, which brought some respite from the sultry weather. However, by evening, the weather had turned humid again. IMD has predicted rain in many areas for the next two days. Let us inform that the monsoon had given its knock in Delhi on June 30, but it was not raining heavily for the last 10 days.

Earlier, the weatherman has forecast generally cloudy sky for Tuesday with the possibility of light rain or thundershowers today. The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to settle around 36 and 27 degrees Celsius, respectively.

The capital also witnessed rainfall on Monday that brought down the temperature of the city by almost 4 degrees Celsius.

Maharashtra is in under Red alert
IMD issues orange alert for Mumbai till July 14. For the next 24 hours-moderate to heavy rain in the city and suburbs. Possibility of very heavy rainfall at isolated places.

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India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a red alert for Kolhapur, Palghar, Nashik, Pune, and Ratnagiri districts of Maharashtra forecasting ‘heavy’ to ‘very heavy’ rains till July 14. The weather office has also issued an orange alert for Mumbai for the next 3 days. Heavy rains and incessant downpour led to a rise in water levels of several rivers in Nashik district, while Mumbai and its adjoining areas received moderate showers on Monday

Flood-like situation in Gujarat
The situation has turned grim in Gujarat as heavy rains continue to wreak havoc in several parts of the state. Heavy rainfall results in severe water logging and flood-like situation in Gujarat’s Ahmedabad.

“Seven persons died in rain-related incidents in the last 24 hours, taking the death count due to rain-related incidents like lightning, drowning, wall collapse etc in Gujarat to 63 since June 1,” state Disaster Management Minister Rajendra Trivedi said.

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