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Heavy rains continues to lash Delhi-NCR: Schools remain shut, traffic jams throw life out of gear; IMD issues 24 hours alert

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 27 July 2018, 12:22 IST

After a 24 hrs of heavy showers across national capital and its adjacent regions, the rains continue to lash out Delhites' daily life on Friday. The schools in several cities including Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad district have been shut on account of continuous heavy rains in the area.

The maximum temperature in Delhi settled at 28.7 degrees Celsius, which was six notches below normal, the Meteorological (MeT) department said. The minimum temperature was recorded at 26 degrees Celsius, it said.

The Delhi's Safdarjung observatory has received 4.6 mm till 8.30 am in the morning. The heavy-low persistent showers have led to waterlogging in parts of the city leading to two deaths. Two kids reportedly died after the roof of a house collapsed in Bhagwanpur area last night following heavy rainfall, news agency ANI reported.

"The sky will remain generally cloudy throughout the day. There may be spells of light to moderate rain in most parts of the city," an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said.

Keeping in view the weather forecast by the Metrological Department, Ghaziabad District Magistrate Ritu Maheshwari passed the ordered seeking closure of schools, the officials said.

Moderate to heavy rainfall and thundershowers were reported from most places in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday. According to the MET office, Orai witnessed 21 cm of rainfall, Agra and Mathura 15 cm each, Jalaun 14 cm, Agra 13 cm and Bareilly 11 cm.

 

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First published: 27 July 2018, 12:22 IST
 
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