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Orange alert in Delhi as heavy rain leads to waterlogging; Noida schools shut



Orange Alert In Delhi As Heavy Rain Leads To Waterlogging; Noida Schools Shut

Orange alert in Delhi as heavy rain leads to waterlogging; Noida schools shut

Delhi-NCR received heavy rainfall on Wednesday morning, accompanied with thunderstorms and lightning, thus providing relief from the hot weather. Several areas witnessed heavy waterlogging, while schools in Noida were ordered shut for the day. An orange alert was issued in Delhi for today.

Delhi-NCR woke up to heavy rainfall on Wednesday, which lead to waterlogging in many areas. Downpour, accompanied with thunderstorms and lightning, brought much respite from the sweltering heat in the national capital.

The weather department issued an orange alert in Delhi for today.

Visuals shared on Twitter showed heavy rain lashed parts of Noida.

During the early hours, the weather department said thunderstorms with light to moderate intensity rain would occur over and adjoining areas of isolated places of Delhi, NCR and other places.

On Tuesday, the mercury fell by two notches in Delhi as the maximum temperature settled at 36 degrees Celsius.


In the wake of heavy rains in the NCR, the Noida district administration on Wednesday announced that all schools in the region would remain closed for the day.

The announcement came following waterlogging in several areas. Visuals show rain in the Greater Noida area on Wednesday morning.


Meanwhile, the Yamuna in the national capital was flowing just a few centimetres below the danger mark.

At 10.00 pm on Tuesday, the Yamuna water level near the old Yamuna Bridge was recorded at 205.24 metres against the danger mark of 205.33 metres. It was 205.32 metres at 7:00 pm.

The rise in water level has been a matter of concern, leading to a flood-like situation in the national capital and adjoining regions.

The river water level had been hovering around the danger mark of 205.33 metres for the last few days after reaching an all-time high of 208.66 metres on July 13.

However, the river crossed the danger mark at 5:00 pm on July 10 following incessant rainfall in the national capital.

The surge in Yamuna’s water level is primarily due to water discharge from the Hathnikund Barrage located in Haryana’s Yamunanagar caused by heavy rainfall in some regions of Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh.

Due to the rise in the water level, several low-lying areas in Delhi grappled with waterlogging and flood-like situations.

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