New Delhi, July 27: Heavy rains brought Delhi to grinding halt yesterday (July 26) and more showers are likely in the areas near the NCR today. The met department has predicted rain for most parts of the day and this could be the case throughout the weekend.
IMD's latest bulletin said there could be widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall over Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi in the next 2 days.
"The low pressure area lies over central parts of Uttar Pradesh. This system is likely to remain quasi-stationary and thereby cause widespread rainfall with isolated heavy to very heavy rainfall over Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi and Northwest
Madhya Pradesh during next 2 days. Extremely heavy rainfall is also likely at isolated places over West Uttar Pradesh during this period," the IMD bulletin said.
"It is likely that the system may become more marked once again during the next 48 hours. Fairly widespread to widespread rainfall with isolated heavy falls are likely over Punjab, East Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh during next 2 days. A fresh low pressure area is likely to form over eastern part of West Bengal & neighbourhood during next 2-3 days. Enhancement in rainfall activity likely over northeastern states from 28th July," it added.
Skymet predicted that Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand would witness fairly widespread rain, with heavy falls along the foothills of Himachal and Uttarakhand.