Delhi, August 12: Light showers are expected in the national capital and its adjoining regions such as Faridabad, Panipat, Sonipat, Shahdra, Baghpat, Noida and Ghaziabad in the next 2 hours, weather agency Skymet predicted on Saturday.
Earlier, Delhi witnessed heavy rainfall on July 26. It started to rain around 9.30 AM leading to huge traffic jams during the peak office hours. Further, waterlogging was reported in parts of Mayur Vihar Phase-2.
Meanwhile, heavy rains of up to 15 cm lashed coastal and southern Karnataka, causing rivers to overflow and creating a flood-like situation in villages and towns in the region on Saturday. “Heavy rains are being received in the coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada, Uttara Kannada and Udupi, along with south interior districts of Chikkamagaluru, Kodagu and Shivamogga,” the Director of Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre G.S. Srinivasa Reddy told IANS.
Dakshina Kannada received a maximum of 14.9 cm over the last 24 hours, Uttara Kannada 10.5 cm, Udupi district 7.8 cm, Shivamogga district 9.4 cm, and Kodagu 10.2 cm. Schools and colleges in Dakshina Kannada remained shut on Saturday owing to the heavy rains. Heavy rains are likely to continue in the region over the next three days, a weather advisory from the Bengaluru centre of India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
Further, the United States (US) also issued an advisory asking its citizens not to visit Kerala, following heavy rain and possibilities of landslides across the Indian state.