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Heavy rains lash Delhi-NCR, several areas waterlogged; more downpour on forecast

National weather forecasting agency India Meteorological Department on Sunday morning predicted thunderstorm with moderate to heavy intensity rain over Delhi and NCR.

India TV News Desk Edited by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Updated on: August 01, 2021 13:23 IST
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Heavy rains lash Delhi-NCR

Heavy rains lashed parts of Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) in the early hours of Sunday. In the midst of the monsoon season, the national capital has been receiving spells of rain. National weather forecasting agency India Meteorological Department on Sunday morning predicted thunderstorm with moderate to heavy intensity rain over Delhi and NCR.

Also, Delhi reported an overall Air Quality Index (AQI) of 48. As per the government agencies, an AQI with the range of 0-50 is regarded as 'good', 51-100 is 'satisfactory', 101-200 is 'moderate', 201-300 is 'poor', 301-400 is 'very poor' and 401-500 is deemed as 'severe'.

"The overall air quality is in the satisfactory category as forecasted. Scattered rainfall activity in Delhi is likely in the next two days and likely to intensify thereafter. Satisfactory to Good AQI is forecasted for next three days", informed System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) today.

Further the temperature in the national capital dipped as the city reported a minimum temperature of 26 degrees Celcius, as per the weather department.

Dense cloud cover, heavy showers kept weather pleasant in the national capital.

Meanwhile, visuals of rains in Delhi were shared on the social media

On Saturday, Delhi received an average of 43.6 mm of rain till 8.30 am as the mercury reached a high of 34.4 degrees Celsius. Due to heavy rains in the last few days, a portion of a road under the IIT-Delhi flyover caved in disrupting traffic.

However, in a sigh of relief, the water level in the Yamuna river receded below the danger mark of 205.33 on Saturday morning, a day after the Delhi administration sounded a flood alert and expedited efforts to evacuate people living in the river floodplains.

The water level was recorded at 205.01 metres at the Old Railway Bridge at 8 am.It was 205.44 metres at 1 am and 205.20 metres at 6 am.

On Friday, the Delhi Police started evacuating people living on the floodplains of the Yamuna in the capital as Haryana discharged more water into the river from the Hathnikund Barrage.

The weather department has issued a yellow alert in the national capital for Sunday and an orange alert for Monday.

Also Read | North, central India to receive intense rainfall over next four days: IMD

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