Heavy Rainfall in Delhi and Nearby Regions; Weekend Showers Are Possible
New Delhi: After a protracted period of hot and muggy weather, portions of Delhi, Noida, and Gurugram experienced significant rainfall today, giving locals a much-needed break.
The national capital's waterlogged areas were caused by the heavy rain. Images from Dwarka showed moving automobiles navigating flooded streets.
Localities in Delhi's Badarpur district are also depicted in social media videos as being under water.
Further rain is expected today, according to the Regional Weather Forecasting Center (RWFC).
"Usually overcast. storms or a light rain. Around 35 degrees Celsius would be the maximum and minimum temperatures, respectively "In a statement, the weather service stated.
Live updates for Delhi Rains on August 19: On Saturday morning, Delhi saw heavy rain, which caused the temperature to drop. The sweltering heat was also relieved by the showers. According to the India Meteorological Department, the city's highest temperature would be around 35°C, while the overnight low is predicted to be around 27°C. The national capital will have mostly gloomy skies with a chance of more downpours. Rainfall also caused waterlogging on certain city roadways, particularly those in the Badarpur district. According to news agency ANI, the Yamuna river in the nation's capital now has water levels below danger. The river has a 204.5 metre danger level.
Arvind Kejriwal, the chief minister, claimed on Friday that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had halted Prime Minister Narendra Modi's "winning chariot" in Delhi, which is why he wants to "destroy the party." Speaking at the Delhi Assembly, the AAP convenor again revived the party's call for statehood for Delhi, which had been a central theme of its manifesto for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. He declared the AAP will fight these on the issue of "complete statehood," expressing confidence in the BJP's poor chances in the future elections.
In other headlines, Gurgaon Police reported Friday that a 22-year-old lady was allegedly strangled to death by her family, who later burned her body, for marrying a guy outside of their caste. The woman's brother and parents have been put under custody. Anjali, a BSc student, and her husband Sandeep, according to the police, resided in a residential community in Sector 102 and are from Surheti in Jhajjar. Anjali was reported missing from their flat, which they shared with her brother Kunal and his wife, by Sandeep, according to ACP (Crime) Varun Dahiya. Sandeep told the police on Thursday that he had wed Anjali, a native of his village, on December 19, 2022. He had been residing in the city with her ever since the wedding.
Stabbing spree in North East Delhi results in one death and two injuries.
In Northeast Delhi, three drunken men embarked on a stabbing rampage that left one person dead and two others injured. According to the authorities, the suspects intended to rob the victims. The injured people are currently receiving medical attention.
Weather Update: Showers in some areas of Delhi, with a minimum temperature of 25.4°C According to the India Meteorological Department, rain fell in several areas of Delhi early on Saturday, and the city's minimum temperature was measured at 25.4 degrees Celsius, a few degrees below the seasonal normal (IMD).