Heavy rain leaves Delhi-NCR flooded, more showers on the cards

Heavy rains continued to lash Delhi-NCR for the third consecutive day, leading to waterlogging  and massive traffic jam in several areas of the city.

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Heavy rains leave Delhi-NCR flooded, more downpour on card
A vehicle stuck on the waterlogged Delhi-Gurugram Expressway service road following heavy rains. (PTI Photo)

For the third consecutive day, Delhi-NCR witnessed incessant rains. The heavy downpour has left the national capital grappling as normal life came to a halt in the city. Meanwhile, the weather department has forecast more rain on Friday.

Waterlogged areas and massive traffic jams have become a common scene over the past two days as heavy rains submerged several parts of the city.

A waterlogged subway at Rajiv Chowk following heavy rains, in Gurugram. (PTI Photo)

The heavy rains also led to a portion of a road caving in near Satya Niketan and only two lanes of the four are functional due to which heavy traffic was reported on the stretch. Incessant rains pounding the city also led to uprooting of trees that caused massive traffic snarls in many parts of the city.

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A day before, the Delhi Traffic Police Helpline received 23 calls related to traffic jam, seven regarding waterlogging and two related to uprooting of trees from various parts of the city.

The fresh spells of rains would keep the air clean and the temperature in check.

A man uses an umbrella to shield himself from rain in New Delhi. (PTI Photo)

The minimum temperature in the city was recorded one notch above normal at 22 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature is expected to settle at around 28 degrees Celsius, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

Meanwhile, the IMD issued a 'yellow alert', cautioning people about moderate rain at most places in Delhi. The weather department has predicted more rains on Friday.

Vehicles ply on a road amid heavy rains in Gurugram. (PTI Photo)

The IMD on Tuesday said the southwest monsoon had withdrawn from parts of southwest Rajasthan and adjoining Kutch, three days after the normal date of September 17.

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