Heavy rainfall lashed Delhi, led to massive traffic jams


Heavy rain lashed Delhi, Gurugram and many areas of Hyderabad on Wednesday. The rainfall led to massive traffic jams in the city and forced local people to walk on the knees.  

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“A combination of weather conditions resulted in the heavy spell of rain on Wednesday morning”, weathermen said.

The reports revealed that it might be the impact of cyclonic circulation in Delhi as well as in Rajasthan.

“Delhi received maximum rainfall at 63.1 mm rainfall between 8.30am and 5.30 pm on Thursday while Lodhi Road and Palam received 58.4mm and 55.6mm rainfall ”,Regional meteorological centre, Delhi said.

"There was a moderate to heavy rainfall all across Delhi-NCR and several parts of Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. The conditions prevailing will persist for a day more and then they are likely to affect the foothills of Himalayas," BP Yadav, director, National Weather Forecasting Centre, Delhi said.

“Soon the rainfall will get decreased in Delhi NCR as it does not have low areas,” Weathermen said.

"These conditions will soon abate soon. Uttarakhand, parts of Uttar Pradesh, west Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Odisha and Telangana are likely to receive heavy rains," said a weather official.

Between June 1 and August 30, Delhi has received 522.8mm rainfall, According to private weather forecaster Skymet.

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