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There has been incessant rains in Noida and Delhi NCR since Thursday morning, causing traffic jams in many parts of the city. Also Read - Breaking LIVE: 32-Year-Old Man Shot At Outside Gurugram Residence

There was a long stretch of traffic jam in Sector 14A of the city due to heavy rain. Moreover, Indian Meteorological Department has predicted more heavy rains accompanied by lightening and thunderstorm in the next two days.

The IMD has also issued an ‘orange alert’ for Delhi-NCR, cautioning people about sporadic heavy rain which could reduce visibility, disrupt traffic and damage kutcha roads and vulnerable structures.

MONSOON WITHDRAWL LATER THIS WEEK

The IMD on Tuesday said the southwest monsoon had withdrawn from parts of southwest Rajasthan and adjoining Kutch, three days after the normal date of September 17. Usually, it takes around a week after its withdrawal from west Rajasthan for the monsoon to retreat from Delhi. The withdrawal of southwest monsoon is declared if there has been no rainfall in the region for five days along with the development of anti-cyclonic circulation and water vapour imagery indicates dry weather conditions over the region.

Amidst heavy rains in Uttar Pradesh, 10 people have died. Aligarh too, has shut all government and private schools till Saturday.