Delhi Rains : MET Department issued orange alert, Airport flooded

New Delhi: Delhi and its adjoining areas on Saturday woke up to a cloudy morning which soon gave way to heavy rain. Many areas along with parts of the Indira Gandhi Airport (IGI) airport in New Delhi have been waterlogged following record rain in the national capital. An ‘orange alert’ has been issued as the monsoon rainfall in Delhi breached the 1,000 mm mark on Friday, the highest rainfall in 46 years.

Visuals tweeted by news agency ANI showed aircraft on the ground at the airport which is partially flooded. The bad weather has affected flight operations at the airport, with airlines like IndiGo, SpiceJet confirming that all departures/arrivals and their consequential flights may get affected as a result of the rainfall.

On other hand, The India Meteorological Department (IMD) also issued orange alert in the capital. “Thunderstorm with moderate to heavy intensity rain and winds would continue to occur over and adjoining areas of many places of Delhi NCR such as Bahadurgarh, Gurugram, Manesar, Faridabad, Ballabhgarh, Loni Dehat, Hindon Air Force Station, Ghaziabad, Chhapraula, Noida, Dadri and Greater Noida during the next two hours,” the weather department said in its latest tweet on the situation, at 7:20am.  

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