The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert warning of moderate to heavy rain in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) on Saturday.
Heavier rains are predicted during evening hours on Satuday. The weatherman has issued a yellow alert for Delhi-NCR for Sunday, forecasting light showers.
In a series of tweets, the weather office said, “Thunderstorm with heavy to very heavy intensity rain would occur over and adjoining areas of few places of Delhi( Akshardham, Shahadra, Preet Vihar), NCR (Noida, Greater Noida, Ghaziabad, Loni Dehat, Hindon AF, Indirapuram, Chapraula) Rohtak, Gohana, jind, and Thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain would occur over and adjoining areas of isolated places of Delhi during next two hours.”
Parts of Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport were submerged in water after heavy rainfall early on Saturday morning. Videos shared on social media showed that the runway was partially submerged, along with the entrance of the airport and roads leading to the terminal.
News source: The Times Of India