Heavy rain in parts of Delhi on Friday caused traffic disruptions, reported NDTV. Waterlogging has been reported from various parts of the national Capital and the traffic police have advised people to avoid certain routes such as Rajapuri Chowk and the Palam Flyover towards Dwarka.
Traffic snarls have been reported at the Rao Mata Din Marg crossing on Old Gurugram Road, reported the Hindustan Times. Traffic is also moving slowly on Wazirabad Road, Bhajan Pura Main Road and Khajuri Chowk.
Friday afternoon’s rain also affected flight operations at Delhi’s IGI airport, forcing the airport administration to divert 17 flights between 3.20 pm and 4:30 pm, ANI reported. A few airlines issued advisories for passengers.
The weather department has predicted cloudy skies and heavy rain in the city till Saturday. “The skies will remain generally cloudy,” the officials said. “There is possibility of light rain tomorrow [Saturday].”
The rain brought down the mercury with the city recording a maximum temperature of 32.4 degrees Celsius. The minimum temperature was 25.6 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season’s average.