NEW DELHI: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued an orange alert for the national capital after moderate to heavy rain lashed various parts of Delhi-NCR on Wednesday morning.
Delhi and its neighbouring areas has been receiving rainfall since Tuesday.
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
The vehicular movement has been affected in several areas due to waterlogging.
IMD had earlier predicted that thunderstorms and moderate to heavy rains would take place in the parts of Delhi-NCR.
“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.