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Rainfall and Strong Winds Hit Delhi-NCR, IMD Issues Warnings, Yamuna River May Overflow Again

This weather event is attributed to an approaching system from northwest Uttar Pradesh and is expected to persist till around 9.30 a.m.

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Rainfall and storm in Delhi NCR, IMD issued a warning (Photo Credit: Krishi Jagran)
Rainfall and storm in Delhi NCR, IMD issued a warning (Photo Credit: Krishi Jagran)

Delhi residents woke up to an unexpected weather surprise this morning as moderate rainfall and strong winds swept across the national capital region. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued warnings and urged residents to keep cautious and prepare for adverse weather conditions during the early hours of the day.

As per the IMD, Delhi-NCR is preparing for strong winds blowing at speeds between 50 to 70 kilometers per hour, coupled with moderate rainfall. There may also be occasional heavy rain showers due to a weather system moving in from northwest Uttar Pradesh. The Meteorological Department expects this rainy and windy weather to continue until around 9:30 a.m. today before gradually calming down.

IMD stated, "There is a likelihood of thunderstorms with light to moderate rainfall and occasional heavy rain in specific areas, along with gusty winds ranging from 50 to 70 km/h. These conditions are expected to affect not only Delhi and NCR but also nearby areas, including Ghaziabad, Hindon AF Station, Loni Dehat, Chhapraula, Noida, Indirapuram, Dadri, Greater Noida, Gurugram, and several nearby regions."

Yamuna River Crossed 203.92 Meters Previously In Delhi

In Delhi, the Yamuna River's water level has now decreased to 203.92 meters, falling below the danger mark. Earlier, the Delhi NCR region had experienced submersion and significant flooding due to relentless rainfall. Throughout this period, the water level of the Yamuna River in Delhi consistently remained below the critical warning threshold. Specifically, on August 18, the water gauge at the Old Yamuna Bridge recorded a level of 203.92 meters. Approximately a month prior to this, intense rainfall within the river's catchment area had resulted in floods affecting various areas of the national capital. Notably, on July 13, the Yamuna River in Delhi had reached its highest-ever recorded flood level, peaking at 208.66 meters.

However, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has provided safety guidelines due to ongoing heavy rainfall in Delhi-NCR and nearby areas. They urge residents to pay attention to traffic advisories from local authorities and avoid unnecessary travel to prevent accidents and traffic jams, as road conditions can worsen quickly during heavy rain. Additionally, residents should stay informed about the latest weather updates and exercise caution when going outside in these difficult weather conditions.

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