Tribune News Service
New Delhi, August 19
Incessant rains lashed Delhi-NCR area on Wednesday, submerging low-lying areas in knee-deep water and affecting site visitors on key roads throughout morning rush hours.
“Thunderstorms and moderate to heavy spell of rains are very likely to continue over the entire Delhi and adjoining areas over the next two hours,” it mentioned.
The downpour led to “major traffic disruption” and there was an “increased chance” of street accidents, it warned.
Vehicles moved bumper to bumper in the course of the morning rush hours, because the downpour led to heavy waterlogging at key street stretches.
Pictures and movies of autos and folks wading by waist-deep water had been broadly shared on social media.
The downpour is anticipated to cut back the rain deficiency within the capital.
The station has recorded 147.four mm in July month. There had been 11 wet days this month. The observatory had recorded the all-time wettest August in 1961 when it recorded the rainfall of 583.three mm.
The wet morning additionally introduced down the mercury. The most and minimal temperature in the present day will hover over 32 and 27 diploma Celsius.
The air high quality of the nationwide capital is within the good class, with the particulate matter with a diameter of two.5 and 10 microns, that are too small to be filtered out of the physique, mounting to 23 and 49 micrograms per cubic.
With inputs from businesses.