Rain lashes Delhi-NCR, causes traffic snarls at several places

Parts of Delhi and NCR received heavy to moderate rainfall on Thursday morning.

Rain lashes Delhi-NCR, causes traffic snarls at several places Image Courtesy: ANI

NEW DELHI: Parts of Delhi and NCR received heavy to moderate rainfall in the wee hours of Thursday. 

The rainfall was reported around 7.30 AM in parts of Delhi and NCR, which led to traffic snarls at various places.

However, no traffic advisory was issued in this regard.

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) had earlier predicted heavy to moderate rainfall in the national capital and parts of Northern India from February 5 owing to western disturbances over the northwestern region. 

Light showers are also expected in Haryana, Chandigarh and Rajasthan in the coming days, it said.

Delhi and the NCR witnessed light showers on Wednesday morning as well.

Meanwhile, most parts of Uttar Pradesh woke up to heavy rains on Thursday morning, while the weather office predicted more rainfall in the coming days.

The present weather conditions would continue till the weekend and it would get sunny only after Sunday, the Met Department said. 

The rainfall, the Department said, has been triggered by a western disturbance over the Himalayas and a moisture feed from the Bay of Bengal.

The rains that started on Wednesday, are continuing in Lucknow, Ayodhya, Sultanpur, Rae Bareli, Amethi, Balrampur, Gonda, Bahraich, Shrawasti, Hardoi and Lakhimpur.

Intermittent rains will occur throughout the day in Ambedkarnagar, Lucknow, Sitapur, Gonda and Barabanki, the Department said. 

Besides adding to the winter chill, the rains have disrupted normal life at many places as school going children have been stranded at many places.

The attendance in some schools dropped due to heavy rainfall in several cities.  

More than a dozen trains were delayed including the Archana Express, Jan Sadharan Express, New Delhi-Jalpaiguri Express, Rajdhani Express and the Swatantrata Senani Express.

Meanwhile, four persons have been injured in rain-related incidents across the state, including an 11-year-old who was struck by lightning in Hardoi.

(With Agency inputs)