As heavy rains lashed Delhi, Noida and Gurugram on Thursday, severe waterlogging was reported in several areas, leading to traffic snarls on key roads across the cities. Normal life was thrown out of gear as commuters waded through knee-deep water due to inundated streets. Meanwhile, schools have been ordered to remain shut in Noida and Gurugram in view of the heavy rainfall.
Similarly, the District Disaster Management Authority, in an advisory, asked corporate offices and private institutions in Gurugram to guide their employees to work from home to avoid traffic congestion.
With heavy rains lashing Delhi NCR area leading to waterlogging & long jams, along with heavy rainfall alert being sounded for today, schools in both Gurugram & Noida (upto class VIII) to remain shut. Gurugram also advised corporates to give work from home to their employees. https://t.co/1yrutXI3eb— ANI (@ANI) September 23, 2022
Severe waterlogging was witnessed in several parts of Gurugram, leading to long queues of stranded vehicles on roads.
Haryana | Severe waterlogging witnessed in several parts of Gurugram after incessant rain; visuals from Narsinghpur pic.twitter.com/JnOOzeXYkk— ANI (@ANI) September 23, 2022
Following heavy downpours, commuters were forced to walk through severely inundated lanes and main roads.
DELHI RAIN FORECAST
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast more rain for the national capital and adjoining areas on Friday. The weather department has issued a yellow alert, cautioning people about moderate rain at most places in the city.
IMD wrote, "A fresh cloud is approaching towards Delhi leading to the possibility of light to moderate rainfall in most places with intense spells occasionally at a few places over Delhi and adjoining areas of NCR during the next 3-4 hours" (sic)
A fresh cloud is approaching towards Delhi leading to possibility of light to moderate rainfall at most places with intense spells occasionally at a few places over Delhi and adjoining areas of NCR during next 3-4 hours. pic.twitter.com/vYB9gbJKNc— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) September 22, 2022
The weather office has predicted a generally cloudy sky, moderate rain and thundershowers at most places. The maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to settle at 28 degrees Celsius and 23 degrees Celsius, respectively, the MeT said.
WEATHER FORECAST FOR UTTARAKHAND, UP, RAJASTHAN
IMD in its latest weather bulletin, said that heavy rainfall activity is likely over the northwest part of India and will reduce thereafter. "Haryana and Chandigarh on September 22, East Uttar Pradesh during September 22, 23, 25 and 26 and over East Rajasthan on 22nd-24th September. Isolated very heavy rainfall is also likely over East Rajasthan and West Uttar Pradesh on September 22," IMD tweeted.
oScattered/Fairly widespread light/moderate rainfall with isolated heavy falls & thunderstorm/lightning very likely over Uttarakhand and West Uttar Pradesh during 22nd -25th;— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) September 22, 2022
The roads in Dehradun's Chandrabani Chayola area resembled a river with knee-deep rainwater after the city received a heavy downpour on Wednesday.
"Scattered and fairly widespread light/moderate rainfall with isolated heavy falls and thunderstorm/lightning are very likely over Uttarakhand and West Uttar Pradesh during September 22 to 25", the department said.
While people waded through knee-deep water, cattle were washed away in rushing rainwater.
As per IMD's 7-day prediction, Dehradun is likely to receive heavy rainfall with thunderstorms till September 26.
oFairly widespread/widespread light/moderate rainfall with isolated heavy falls & thunderstorm/lightning very likely over Odisha & Telangana on 22nd, Madhya Pradesh during 22nd & 23rd September, 2022. pic.twitter.com/6nNT620dA2— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) September 22, 2022
According to the weather department, parts of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan are also expected to receive heavy showers during the next few days. Similarly, heavy rainfall is likely over parts of Madhya Pradesh on Friday.