Three flights have been diverted and 40 delayed at the Delhi airport due to heavy rain in the national capital, according to news agency Press Trust of India.
At least 25 departures and 15 arrivals were delayed due to bad weather, PTI reported, quoting sources. Traffic, in many parts of the city, was hit too due to the heavy downpour.
#DiversionUpdate: Flight UK952 Mumbai to Delhi (BOM-DEL) has been diverted to Jaipur (JAI) due to heavy rain in Delhi. Please stay tuned for further updates.
— Vistara (@airvistara) July 20, 2022
Vistara said on Twitter that its two Mumbai-Delhi flights were diverted to other cities — one to Jaipur and another to Indore — due to heavy rains in Delhi.
Despite suffering the inconvenience of traffic jams and water-logging, users on social media seemed to enjoy the drop in temperature brought by the showers in the city.
— Shilpa … …. .. .-.. .–. .- (@iShilpa_) July 20, 2022
— Aishwarya Singh ???????? (@aishwarya_sigh) July 20, 2022
Delhi recorded a minimum temperature of 28.2 degrees Celsius, a notch above normal. The maximum temperature is likely to settle around 33 degrees Celsius.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted “enhanced rainfall activity” over northwest India for two-three days.
Kindly avoid the following routes due to waterlogging and Vehicle breakdown in South District-
1)Aurbindo stretch from INA to AIIMS
2) Moochand Underpass on Ring Road
3) Aurbindo marg from IIT to Adhchini
4) MB road near Vayusenabad.
— Delhi Traffic Police (@dtptraffic) July 20, 2022
Delhi’s traffic police on Twitter alerted citizens to avoid routes such as Aurbindo stretch, Moochand Underpass on Ring Road, and Aurbindo marg from IIT to Adhchini.