Delhi-NCR, Chandigarh Get Relief; Nagpur Floods

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Parts of India witnessed a dramatic shift in weather conditions as heavy rain brought much-needed relief from scorching temperatures. The national capital, Delhi, experienced a sudden downpour, while Chandigarh and Nagpur also saw significant rainfall. Here’s a roundup of the weather events:

Delhi-NCR Gets a Soaking:

  • The minimum temperature in Delhi reached 27 degrees Celsius, which was three notches above the seasonal average.
  • The India Meteorological Department (IMD) had predicted a cloudy sky with light rain or drizzle throughout the day, with a maximum temperature expected to reach 36 degrees Celsius.
  • Several areas, including east Delhi, Shahdara, northeast Delhi, and the southern region, witnessed rain after days of overcast conditions.
  • The rainfall provided a welcome respite for Delhi residents who had been enduring scorching heat.

Chandigarh and Neighboring Regions Soaked:

  • Chandigarh and its neighboring areas received 11.2 mm of rainfall, offering relief from oppressive weather conditions.
  • Punjab’s Mohali and Haryana’s Panchkula, bordering Chandigarh, also experienced precipitation.

Nagpur Faces Flooding:

  • Nagpur city in Maharashtra was inundated with heavy rains, leading to the rescue of 180 individuals, including 40 students from a school for the hearing and speech-impaired.
  • National Disaster Response (NDRF) and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) teams are working to rescue people from flooded homes and streets.
  • Two Army units are en route to the Ambazari area, where a lake overflowed.
  • The Nagpur airport recorded 106 mm of rainfall by 5:30 am, resulting in multiple roads and residential areas being submerged.
  • In response, local authorities declared a holiday for schools and colleges.

Mumbai Predicts More Rain:

  • The Regional Meteorological Center in Mumbai had previously predicted heavy rainfall and thunderstorms in parts of Konkan and the ghat regions of Madhya in Maharashtra for three days, ending today.

The heavy rains across these regions have brought relief but also raised concerns about flooding and waterlogging. Local authorities are advising residents to stay vigilant and take necessary precautions.

News Summary:

  • Heavy rain provides relief in Delhi-NCR, with temperatures three notches above the seasonal average.
  • Chandigarh and neighboring areas receive a respite from oppressive weather with 11.2 mm of rainfall.
  • Nagpur faces flooding, leading to evacuations and Army deployment.
  • Mumbai predicts more heavy rainfall in certain regions of Maharashtra
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