Delhi woke up to heavy rain on Thursday morning once again a day after the city received record rainfall, putting traffic and daily life in complete disarray.
The meteorological department has predicted more rain for Delhi on Thursday morning thanks to a current cloud sheet, which is moving northward and will pass through the Delhi region in the morning. The heavy rain is very likely to stop in the morning hours even.
Several roads through New Delhi remained flooded even Thursday morning. Footage of the Ring Road area in Delhi showed heavy rains causing water to stagnate in the busy region, causing traffic to growl.
However, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) assured that the heavy rainfall over Delhi would subside around 10 a.m. Thursday.
Delhi: Several roads flooded in ring road area as national capital continues to receive heavy rainfall pic.twitter.com/JQlOGitAEa
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Areas around Delhi-NCR also experienced thunderstorms and heavy rainfall. IMD said Loni Dehat, Hindon Air Force Station, Indirapuram in NCR and Modinagar, Baghpat, Khekra in Uttar Pradesh will experience thunderstorms with light to moderate rain on Thursday.
Other areas of Delhi-NCR, including Noida, Gurugram, Faridabad, Manesar, Hissar, Gannaur in Haryana and Daurala, Meerut, Kithor, Garhmukteshwar in Uttar Pradesh, would also receive similar rainfall on Thursday morning.
Record rain Wednesday
Record rains in Delhi wreaked havoc on many parts of the city on Wednesday, including the Diplomatic Enclave in Chanakyapuri, Connaught Place, ITO, Janpath and Ring Road, were flooded, disrupting traffic in the nation’s capital.
According to IMD, Delhi recorded 112.1 mm of precipitation with 24 hours ending at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, the highest daily precipitation during September in 19 years.
Delhi had recorded 126.8 mm of precipitation on September 13, 2002. The all-time record is 172.6 mm of precipitation on September 16, 1963. The city measured 75.6 mm of precipitation in just three hours from 8:30 am Wednesday.
Commuters had a tough time as traffic crawled on several key stretches due to heavy congestion at many locations.
The diplomatic enclave of Chanakyapuri, Lodhi Road, Connaught Place, Minto Road Underpass, Panchkuian Road, Janpath, Akbar Road, roads near India Gate, Vasant Kunj, Ring Road and Rohtak Road are some of the important areas that have experienced significant congestion.
People took to different social media platforms and uploaded videos of flooded streets, settlements and markets.