Heavy rains in several parts of Delhi and NCR led to waterlogging and traffic jams on Thursday, with parts of NH 48 in Gurgaon being inundated. The weather department has predicted more rains for the national capital on Friday.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), moderate rainfall is expected on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and the department has issued a ‘yellow alert’ for Friday. A yellow alert is a warning to be aware that moderate to heavy showers are expected.
Schools are shut in parts of Uttar Pradesh and Gurugram, where private and corporate offices have been asked to work from home day after incessant rain yesterday.
Delhi 40.8 mm of rainfall between 5.30 pm on Thursday and 8.30 am on Friday as the light to moderate rain drenched Delhi for the third consecutive day today, leading to flooded roads in several areas and affecting traffic movement on key roads across the city.
It is reported that at least 13 people have been killed and 11 injured in incidents of lightning, and wall and house collapses as heavy rains in parts of Uttar Pradesh affected normal life in Firozabad and forced the closure of schools in Aligarh.