Heavy rains lash Delhi, max temperature settles at 30.4 degrees Celsius:
Heavy rains lashed Delhi leading to waterlogging and traffic jams at several parts of the city causing inconvenience for commuters, while the maximum temperature settled at 30.4 degrees Celsius, three notches below normal, the India Meteorological Department said.
The IMD attributed the untimely rains to western disturbance. The minimum temperature settled at 23.5 degrees Celsius, four notches above normal while the relative humidity recorded at 5.30 pm was 96 percent, it said.Besides Delhi, moderate to heavy rains were predicted for Sunday for almost all adjoining areas in Uttar Pradesh and Haryana and many others falling under the National Capital Region.The IMD had predicted moderate to heavy rains at Loni Dehat, Hindon Air Force Station, Bahadurgarh, Ghaziabad, Indirapuram, Chhapraula, Dadri, Greater Noida, Gurgaon, Faridabad, Manesar, Ballabgarh, Sohana, Manesar, and Rewari among others.
Educational institutions in Uttarakhand to remain closed today due to heavy rain
Most educational institutions across Uttarakhand will remain closed today while there will be a ban on trekking, mountaineering, and camping activities in the high altitude areas of the state till October 19 as a precautionary measure in view of the heavy rain alert issued by the Met department.
The orders for closure of educational institutions, including schools, colleges and anganwadi centres, were issued by the district administrations following a heavy rain alert issued for all the 13 districts of Uttarakhand .
The Chamoli district administration also banned all trekking, mountaineering and camping activities in the Nanda Devi biosphere reserve and the entire forest area of Gopeshwar till October 19. The district level Khel Mahakumbh events to be held at parade and pavilion grounds in Dehradun on October 18-19 have been cancelled. They have been rescheduled for October 24 and 25.
Heavy to very heavy rains, lightning, hail storms and high speed winds (60-70 kmph) have been predicted by the Met department for all the 13 districts of Uttarakhand, including Haridwar, Udham Singh Nagar, Uttarkashi, Rudraprayag, Chamoli, Pithoragarh, Bageshwar, Almora, Nainitalk Champawat, Dehradun Tehri and Pauri. Administrations of Chamoli, Uttarkashi and Rudrparayag districts have been asked to be extra careful as the Chardham yatra is underway in these districts.
(With PTI inputs)