Delhi Monsoon Arrives, Chaos On Roads, Planes Cancelled



Delhi weather: The temperature settled at 27.6 degrees Celsius in the morning.

New Delhi:

Delhi is witnessing heavy rain with the onset of monsoon, bringing relief after days of hot and humid weather that saw the temperature soaring above 40 degrees Celsius. 

Parts of the city that received rain this morning included East of Kailash, Burari, Shahdara, Patparganj, ITO crossing, India Gate, Barapullah, Ring Road, Delhi-Noida border and Delhi-Gurgaon roads. The temperature settled at 27.6 degrees Celsius.


Visuals from parts of the city showed submerged roads while traffic chaos was reported during the morning rush hour. 

Waterlogging was reported near Pragati Maidan, Delhi-Meerut Expressway near Vinod Nagar, Pul Prahaladpur underpass, IP Estate in front of WHO building, under Zakhira flyover, Jahangirpuri Metro station, Loni Road roundabout and Azadpur market underpass. Neighbouring Gurgaon too reported waterlogging.

Two flights en route to Delhi were also diverted due to heavy rain. While an Air India flight was diverted to Amritsar, an IndiGo flight was diverted to Jaipur. Several other flights are delayed. Airlines asked the passengers to keep a tab on flight status and keep enough time in hand to report at the airport on time.


Delhi Traffic Police has issued a traffic advisory for the commuters.

“As per IMD report, ‘Thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain and gusty winds’ would occur over and adjoining areas of entire Delhi. Commuters are advised to plan their journey accordingly,” the traffic police tweeted.

Budget carrier SpiceJet said all departures and arrivals may get affected due to the bad weather.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD), in a tweet this morning, confirmed the advancement of the southwest monsoon into the city. It has also warned of heavy rainfall in parts of the city on Thursday and moderate rainfall on Friday. The maximum temperature will come down to 34-35 degrees Celsius.


“Southwest Monsoon has advanced into entire Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir, some parts of Rajasthan, entire Delhi, some parts of Punjab and Haryana today, the 30th June, 2022,” the Met department said.

Weather experts suggest the monsoon will yield good rainfall in the first 10 days and help cover the rain deficit in Delhi. The city has received just 24.5 mm of rainfall against the normal 66.7 mm since June 1, all of it being recorded during June 16-20.

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