Heavy Rains lash Delhi-NCR: Power blackouts, flights cancelled, streets waterlogged

23 May, 2022 | Pravina Srivastava

Flight operations at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport were hampered on Monday morning as heavy rain and thunderstorms fell throughout the national capital and the NCR

Flight operations at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport were hampered on Monday morning as heavy rain and thunderstorms fell throughout the national capital and the NCR.

Passengers should contact the airline involved for current flight information, according to airport officials. “Flight operations at Delhi airport have been hampered by poor weather. Passengers should contact the airline directly for the most up-to-date flight information “The Delhi Airport sent out a tweet.

Meanwhile, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecasted that thundershowers with moderate intensity rain and gusty gusts of 60-90 km/h would continue to occur over and adjacent to the whole Delhi and NCR region during the next two hours.

Strong gusts and heavy rain uprooted trees in sections of Delhi, causing traffic congestion.

The impact on susceptible structures, kutcha dwellings, traffic, and visibility is expected, according to the IMD, who advises people to stay indoors and avoid travel if at all possible.

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