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Delhi rains: traffic affected due to waterlogging

Rains lashed the national capital which kept the mercury below normal levels even as it led to waterlogging in several areas and contributed to traffic snarls at various intersections.


PTI Last Updated at 27 Jul 2018, 21:07 IST India

Rains lashed the national capital which kept the mercury below normal levels even as it led to waterlogging in several areas and contributed to traffic snarls at various intersections.

The maximum temperature settled at 28.3 degrees Celsius, six notches below the season's average while the minimum was recorded at 25.2 degrees Celsius, two notches below normal, said a Met department official.

The Safdarjung observatory, recording of which is considered the official figure for the city, recorded 45.8 mm rainfall till 8.30 am and after which it received 2.5 mm rainfall till 5.30 pm.

The rainfall recorded by Palam observatory was 37.4 mm till 8.30 am. It recorded 2 mm rains between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm.

The Lodhi Road, Ridge and Ayanagar observatories received 51.8 mm, 46.2 mm and 41.9 mm rainfall till 8.30 am.

These three observatories recorded 2.4 mm, 2 mm and 1.4 mm rains between 5.30 and 8.30 pm respectively, the official said.

Waterlogged streets affected road traffic in many areas of the city. The humidity oscillated between 100 and 87 percent.

The Met office has forecast moderate to heavy rains for tomorrow.

"The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to hover at 28 and 25 degrees Celsius respectively," the weatherman said.

Yesterday, the maximum and minimum temperatures were recorded at 28.7 and 26 degrees Celsius respectively.

(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


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