Delhiites woke up to a pleasant morning as parts of the national capital received rainfall on Wednesday morning, providing some relief from the scorching heat. However, rain in Gurugram led to heavy waterlogging and traffic disruptions in several areas. The rain is expected to persist in Gurugram and other parts of Delhi-NCR over the next few days.
Rainfall in Delhi and Waterlogging in Gurugram
Parts of Delhi experienced light showers on Wednesday, marking the third consecutive day of rainfall in the city. Meanwhile, Gurugram witnessed heavy rainfall, resulting in waterlogging and causing inconvenience to commuters. Streets were flooded, forcing people to walk and drag their vehicles through knee-deep water. The Weather Forecasting Centre (RWFC) predicts thunderstorms with light to moderate-intensity rain and gusty winds in isolated areas of Delhi and its neighboring regions.
Traffic Disruptions and Management Efforts
The waterlogging in Gurugram led to traffic jams, affecting major routes such as the Delhi-Gurugram Expressway, the Golf Course Road, and the Sohna Road. Commuters experienced significant delays, and some vehicles even became stranded in the flooded areas. To manage the situation, the Gurugram Traffic Police deployed additional personnel and utilized barricades to divert traffic away from waterlogged sections.
Continued Rainfall and Previous Weather Conditions
The rain is expected to persist in Gurugram and other parts of Delhi-NCR for the next few days. The city encountered high-intensity thundershowers on Monday as well. According to a report by The Times of India, on Monday, the Safdarjung base station recorded 4.4mm of rain between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm, along with 4.5mm before 8:30 am. Widespread rainfall was observed across the national capital, with Pitampura recording 8mm, Ridge 6.2mm, Mungeshpur 5.5mm, Lodhi Road 5.4mm, and Mayur Vihar 4.5mm. The minimum temperature recorded in the city was 27 degrees Celsius.
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