New Delhi: Saturday morning was accompanied by a gloomy grey sky, thunderstorms, and moderate rain spells in various parts of the city. As per the India Meteorological Department (IMD), monsoon rainfall in Delhi has crossed the 1,100 mm mark, which is the season highest in the last 46 years.
The IMD had predicted thunderstorms, strong winds with moderate to heavy rainfall in various parts of Delhi-NCR early in the morning. The average temperature has come down to 28 degrees, with overcast clouds. An Orange alert has been issued by the city weather office.
Rain from two consecutive days has created trouble for the people of Delhi-NCR. IMD predicted thunderstorms with moderate to heavy rainfall. Many streets were inundated resulting in trouble for pedestrians and commuting problems.
Heavy waterlogging was reported from various parts of Delhi-NCR including NH-24, Aerocity Delhi, Dwarka, Jorbagh, Sadar Bazar, Rajouri Garden, Moti Nagar, Som Vihar, Ring road, Munirka, Rajpur Khurd.
With 60 percent humidity, strong winds, and rainfall, domestic and international flights are being diverted from Delhi. Waterlogging has also been reported from the Indira Gandhi International Airport.
A recent tweet also reported water entering inside a metro coach. Nevertheless, it was taken care of promptly by Delhi Metro Rain Corporation (DMRC).
Dwarka was once again affected badly as rainwater inundated societies and flooded roads. Thus, raising questions on the preparation by South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) and Delhi Development Authority (DDA). Rain flooded the roads of Dwarka and exposed inadequate cleaning of drains and the entire drainage system. Even the metro corridors were found flooded with knee-deep water.
As gathered by residents, stormwater entered the parking lots and internal lanes in Dwarka, Sector-1 Aadi Apartments' low-level areas. Residents shared pictures of their areas showing how the roads and lanes were full of water after the rain.
Delhi Traffic Police tweeted about heavy traffic due to streets getting inundated under 3-4 feet of water in the Rani Kheda underpass. They also tweeted about congestion due to traffic diversion from Khajuri flyover to Brijpuri, and congestion at GGR/PDR.
Traffic Alert— Delhi Traffic Police (@dtptraffic) September 11, 2021
There is 3-4 feet of waterlogging in Rani Kheda Under Pass, traffic is affected. Please avoid using this route.
Various weather agencies have predicted scattered spells and thunderstorms through the next 2-3 days.
September 2021 turns out to be rainiest after 2010. In 2010 #Delhi recorded 332.9 mm #rain. Until 08:30 hours today, September 11, Delhi witnessed 343 mm. More rains are expected during next 2-3 days. #Delhirains @SkymetWeather @JATINSKYMET— Mahesh Palawat (@Mpalawat) September 11, 2021