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Delhi: As Yamuna water recedes, rain hits city again; IMD predicts more downpour.

On Saturday night, Delhi, which is still suffering from floods, experienced a brief but strong downpour that made things worse for many locals. In Delhi, a number of roadways continued to be underwater, which has hampered traffic flow. More rain is expected on Sunday, which would worsen the dire situation of thousands of people who are residing in relief camps, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

On Saturday, 12.8mm of rain fell between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. at the Safdarjung Observatory. 11 mm, 18.2 mm, and 29.5 mm of rain fell in Lodhi Road, Palam, and Pusa, respectively, during the same time frame.

The brief period of rain yesterday reduced the temperature. A degree below average, the maximum temperature was 34.6 degrees Celsius (°C). 27.1 degrees Celsius was the minimum temperature that was recorded. The city’s pollution level remained in the “satisfactory” range. According to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB), the average Air Quality Index (AQI) reading for the last 24 hours was 100.

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The situation of Delhi Today:

On Sunday, though, a few parts of the capital were still underwater. At 8 AM in Delhi, the Yamuna River’s water level was measured to be 206.02 metres. Images demonstrated that the Red Fort walls on Ring Road were affected by Yamuna River overflow water. However, today saw an improvement in the waterlogging conditions on the roadways between Kashmere Gate to Majnu Ka Tila.

The Bharatiya Janata Party-led Central Government is allegedly behind a plot to flood the city with water from the Hathnikund Barrage in Haryana, according to the ruling Aam Adami Party (AAP).

Notably, the blame-spinning over the Delhi floods continued between the governments of Delhi and Haryana. Atishi, the minister of the Delhi Public Works Department (PWD), charged the Haryana government with purposefully releasing water from the Hathini Kund Barrage to Delhi.

People in these areas still cannot step out as the water is still flooding the roads, making any kind of commute almost impossible. It still might take a few days to for the flooded water to recede back, but if it rains continuously like yesterday, thing might get more difficult for Delhi.

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