Residents of Delhi and the territory’s National Capital Region (NCR), woke up to a pleasant Thursday morning, as heavy to moderate down-pour lashed the region from last night, bringing the Maximum Temperature down to 32.2 degree Celsius. However, along with the temperature some of the region’s roads also came down.
While a newly constructed road at Vasundhara area in Ghaziabad caved in, most of Delhi’s roads were un-steerable with either long traffic snarls that was reported from almost every intersection of Delhi-NCR or was water-logged, reported a News agency.
The weather-man has predicted more such spells of rain throughout Thursday, and a rain alert has been issued for the next 24 hours, according to sources. It was also reported that the Delhi Police has also issued traffic alerts due to water-logging.
A met official detailing the forecast, said, “The minimum temperature recorded at 8.30am today was 26 degrees Celsius, which was normal for this time of the year. However, the humidity was level was 93 per cent,” It was also reported that the Safdarjung observatory had so far recorded 4.6 millimetres of rainfall till 8.30am. Meanwhile, the Palam observatory reported a rainfall of 9.3 millimetres and the Lodhi road observatory informed that it received around 5.3 millimetres of rainfall, while the ridge area, as reported, recorded 8.8 millimetres of rainfall, said sources.
It was also reported that a two storey building at greater Nodia collapsed today morning owing to the incessant rainfall, but no casualties were reported. Nodia had earlier seen two building collapse last week when a under construction building fell on an adjoining building.
Meanwhile, water-logging has been reported from Jagatpuri, Nizamuddin, Badarpur, Sarai Kale Khan, Ashram, Dwarka More, Mayapuri Chowk and Minto Road, among others.
Deputy Director General of India Meteorological Department, BP Yadav, according to reports, said, “A well-marked low pressure area that was located, earlier this week, over Jharkhand has now shifted towards the northeast part of India.” The deputy further said that a cyclonic circulation had also developed over Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh. Yadav opined, “These two systems have come together to trigger this rain.”
According to reports, this down-pour is the heaviest for Delhi this monsoon season. However, the city had received its heaviest rainfall when compared with past 10 years on 21st July 2013, at the time the city recorded rainfall of 123mm in 24 hours.