Delhi and Uttar Pradesh have been hit by heavy rains, resulting in the closure of schools in several districts
This is the highest rainfall recorded in Delhi in the last 15 years. The rains have disrupted normal life in the national capital, with waterlogging and traffic jams reported from several parts of the city. The downpour has also caused several trees and walls to collapse. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted more rains in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh over the next few days.
It has advised people to stay indoors and avoid venturing out unless necessary. The authorities in Uttar Pradesh have announced the closure of schools in several districts till Sunday due to the inclement weather. We hope that the rains subside soon and life returns to normalcy. In the meantime, stay safe and dry!
The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted more rain in Delhi and adjoining areas over the next two days even as the capital reels under massive water logging following a record downpour on Saturday.
The downpour, which began around 4.30 pm and continued till early Sunday morning, was the heaviest since July 2000 when 399.8 mm of rain was recorded in the capital. The India Meteorological Department has predicted more rain in Delhi and adjoining areas over the next two days. The downpour caused water-logging in several areas of Delhi, including low-lying areas such as Laxmi Nagar, Chandni Chowk, Mustafabad, and Jama Masjid.
Traffic was disrupted in many parts of the city, and several flights were diverted from Delhi airport. In Uttar Pradesh, schools in several districts have been closed due to heavy rain. The MeT department has predicted more rain in the state over the next two days.
Rain breaks a 15-year record in Delhi; Schools in several districts in UP remain close to the national capital and adjoining areas were lashed by extremely heavy rain on Sunday, resulting in the cancellation of examinations at Delhi University, waterlogging, and traffic jams.
The rain, which started late on Saturday night, gained intensity early Sunday. In some parts of the city, it was accompanied by thunder and lightning. The situation was exacerbated by the heavy discharge of water from the Hathnikund barrage in Haryana. The downpour led to waterlogging in several areas, including ITO, Saket, Punjabi Bagh, Dwarka, Laxmi Nagar, Uttam Nagar, Jahangirpuri, Nangloi, Rohini, and Vikaspuri.
The rain also disrupted traffic movement, with waterlogging reported from low-lying areas such as Laxmi Nagar, Vikas Marg, IP Estate, Wazirabad, Anand Vihar, Burari, Mayur Vihar, Nehru Place, Laxmi Nagar, and Nizamuddin. The rain havoc was also witnessed in the national capital region (NCR).
The Indian Meteorological Department has predicted more heavy rain in Delhi and Uttar Pradesh in the coming days. This has led to the closure of schools and colleges in several districts of Uttar Pradesh. In Delhi, rainfall has broken all records for the past 15 years. The Meteorological Department has predicted that the rainfall is likely to continue for the next few days.
The schools and colleges in Uttar Pradesh have been closed as a precautionary measure. The district administrations have advised people to stay indoors and not venture out unless necessary. The heavy rain has caused waterlogging and traffic jams in many parts of Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.