A night of heavy rains lashed the national capital and adjoining areas through the intervening night of Friday, January 7 and Saturday, January 8, 2022.
At around 5 am on January 8 2022, Indian Metereological Department had predicted thunderstorms with moderate to heavy intensity rain would occur over Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) and adjoining areas.
Light to moderate intensity rain would occur over & adjoining areas of entire Delhi & NCR (Ballabhgarh, Chhapraula, Noida, Dadri, Greater Noida, Gurugram, Faridabad, Manesar, Tizara, Alwar (Rajasthan) during the next 2 hours (issued at 7 am)," IMD tweeted.
08/01/2022: 00:25 IST; Thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain would occur over and adjoining areas of entire Delhi and Delhi ( ), NCR ( Loni Dehat, Hindon AF Station, Ghaziabad, Noida, Dadri, Greater Noida, Gurugram, Faridabad, Manesar, Ballabhgarh) Kaithal, Narwana,— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) January 7, 2022
The IMD forecast said the maximum temperature may drop to 16-17 degrees Celsius on Saturday and the minimum may settle around 14 degrees, as the city is in store for yet another relatively warm night.
Underpasses in Mandawali and Pul Pehladpur witnessed heavy waterlogging following the overnight downpour. Waterlogging affected the flow of traffic at the two underpasses. However, the vehicular movement did not come to a complete halt. Photos shared by ANI show motorists passing through sheets of water in flooded underpasses.
Delhi | Water-logging at an underpass in Pul Pehlad Pur, following overnight rainfall in the city pic.twitter.com/rH5DcEDZpL— ANI (@ANI) January 8, 2022
Heavy rainfall causes waterlogging at the Mandawali underpass in East Delhi. pic.twitter.com/Vu0HR9PUmc— ANI (@ANI) January 8, 2022
Meanwhile, the air quality in the national capital improved to 'poor' from 'very poor' category on Friday, a day after the national capital experienced intermittent rain spells, with the overall Air Quality Index (AQI) at 273, according to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR).
The intermittent showers are expected to improve the air quality significantly. The Weather Department has predicted a cloudy sky for Delhi till January 9, 2022 (Sunday).