The water level of the Yamuna River in Delhi has been decreasing, dropping from 206.01 meters to 205.46 meters between midnight and 3 pm on Tuesday. Despite the decrease, the river is still flowing above the danger mark due to fresh spells of rain in the city and the National Capital Region (NCR).
On Tuesday, several parts of Delhi experienced heavy rainfall, exacerbating the flood-like situation. Areas such as Lajpat Nagar, East of Kailash in south Delhi, and parts of central Delhi, including the Delhi Secretariat area, received rainfall.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted light to moderate rainfall in Delhi and its adjoining areas, including Safdarjung, Lodi Road, R K Puram, Defence Colony, Hauzkhas, Malviyanagar, Kalkaji, Tughlakabad, Dilshad Garden, Seemapuri, Shahadra, and Vivek Vihar. The IMD forecasted a cloudy sky with moderate rains for Delhi.
In addition to Delhi, the IMD also predicted downpour in various locations, including Hodal in Haryana, Saharanpur, Deoband, Chandpur, Sikandrabad, Bulandshahar, Nandgaon, Barsana, and Mathura in Uttar Pradesh, and Nadbai and Bayana in Rajasthan.
Within a 24-hour period ending at 8 am, Delhi received 6.6 mm of rainfall, which is 20% above normal. However, northwest India experienced 31% below-normal rainfall during the same period.
The minimum temperature in Delhi was 27.4 degrees Celsius, while the maximum temperature was expected to be around 33 degrees Celsius. The morning humidity level in Delhi was recorded at 89%.
Regarding the Yamuna River, there was a slight rise in its water level on Monday due to rain in certain areas of Haryana the day before. The fifth gate of the ITO Barrage, which was dysfunctional, has been opened, and the Delhi government sought the assistance of the navy in unblocking the gate.
It’s worth noting that the Yamuna River had reached a record high water level of 208.66 meters last Thursday, causing flooding in low-lying areas and displacing nearly 20,000 people.