Normal life has been thrown out of gear since early morning today as moderate-intensity rain has lashed the National capital Delhi and its adjoining areas like Gurugram, Noida, Ghaziabad and Faridabad.
It is for the first time this season that the rains have been widespread and moderate in intensity, unlike the previous spells that have largely been patchy in nature. Delhi and its adjoining areas are simultaneously observing good amounts of rain, which defines typical Monsoon rains. In a span of three hours from 8.30 am today the Safdarjung Observatory has already recorded 18 mm of rain.
Why patchy rain so far
For good widespread rain, there should be more than one system acting in tandem like a Trough, Cyclonic Circulation or a Monsoon surge. But there weren't any substantial weather systems building up simultaneously in and around Delhi due to which the rains had been patchy so far. Whatever weather systems formed they were in isolation and therefore weren't strong enough to give any substantial rain in Delhi and NCR area.
Forecast of more rain in Delhi
The weather in Delhi is going to remain the same for at least the next 2 days, which means the city will observe some good rain during this period. Thereafter, the rains in the city will turn patchy, picking up pace again from August 12 or 13. This spell is expected to be more intense. So we can say it's going to be a long spell of good weather in Delhi.
Waterlogging and traffic chaos
Meanwhile waterlogging and traffic jam was reported from several places in Delhi like ITO, Kashmiri gate, Kalkaji, Nehru Place, Ashram and Maharani Bagh. Obstruction was also reported from carriageway from the Dhaula Kuan towards AIIMS due to a breakdown of large goods vehicle near Safdarjung Hospital.
Several places in Noida also saw traffic jam particularly the office stretch of sector 128 and sector 125 underpass near Jaypee Greens Wishtown. Other busy intersection like sector 71, Noida City Centre also saw a slow movement of traffic.
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