Delhi records highest one-day rainfall in 20 years, 'Yellow' alert for today

Sunday, 9 July 2023 (10:36 IST)
New Delhi: The National Capital and its surrounding areas on Saturday continued to receive "heavy to very heavy rainfall", as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted that it will continue in the coming few days.
As per the IMD, Delhi has received 126.1 mm rainfall between 8:30 am to 5:30 pm, which is the highest rainfall in a day in July since 2003.
With the heavy rainfall, waterlogging has been reported in many areas like Connaught Place, parts of North Delhi, Minto Bridge, Majnu ka Tila, ITO, and Lutyens.
Light to moderate rainfall and thundershowers are set to continue on Sunday as well with the weather department issuing a ‘yellow’ alert.
Earlier, the IMD issued an ‘orange’ alert for the city.
Meanwhile, total 24 complaints of water-logging were received by the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC).
Additionally, 5 complaints of trees falling and 11 complaints of branches falling were also received.
The Delhi Traffic Police said that a total of 56 locations in the city saw traffic congestion due to water logging, six areas saw congestion due to trees falling, and five were due to potholes.
The Weather agency in its bulletin said, "Heavy to very heavy rainfall is very likely Western Himalayan Region, Punjab, Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi, Rajasthan during 08th-10th and Uttar Pradesh during next 5 days"
"Enhancement in rainfall activity very likely over northern parts of east and northeast India from 09th July," it said in a statement.
"Isolated extremely heavy rainfall also very likely Himachal Pradesh on 08th & 09th and Uttarakhand on 09th July," IMD said.
For the other parts of the country, IMD said isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall is likely to continue over Konkan & Goa, ghat, areas of Madhya, Maharashtra, Gujarat during the next 3 days and reduction thereafter. (UNI)

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