New Delhi, Heavy rain accompanied by thunderstorms lashed Delhi and its adjoining areas on Saturday morning as the Indian meteorological department issued an orange alert.
Intermittent rain is still continuing in Delhi causing heavy water logging in several parts of the city.
In its 7:20 am weather bulletin the Indian Meteorological department tweeted, “Thunderstorm with moderate to heavy intensity rain and gusty winds with speed of would continue to occur over and adjoining areas of many places of Delhi and NCR (Bahadurgarh, Gurugram, Manesar, Faridabad, Ballabhgarh, Loni Dehat, Hindon AF Station).
It said, “Thunderstorms with very heavy intensity rain and winds with a speed of 20-40 Kmph would continue to occur over and adjoining areas of many places of Delhi and thunderstorms with moderate to heavy intensity rain and gusty winds with speed would continue too.”
Many parts in Haryana and Uttar Pradesh have also revived rain on Saturday and likely to receive more rain the day,
“Kurukshetra (Haryana) Gangoh, Deoband, Muzaffarnagar, Bijnor, Chandpur, Hastinapur, Khatauli, Sakoti Tanda, Daurala, Modinagar, Amroha, Kithor, Garhmukteshwar, Anupshahar, Jahangirabad (UP) during next 2 hours,” said the IMD
Earlier this month, Delhi recorded the highest rainfall in September in the past 19 years.
The national capital recorded 112.1 mm rainfall on September 1. Besides, Delhi also saw the highest rainfall in 11 years–1,005.3 mm so far this year.
Meanwhile, the city recorded the minimum temperature of 24 degrees Celsius on Saturday, while the relative humidity at 830 h stood at 100 per cent.
The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 31 degrees Celsius during the day, said the IMD.