Heavy rain lashes Delhi, waterlogging causes traffic chaos

Heavy rainfall causes traffic congestion in several parts of the city
Heavy rains lashed parts of the national capital today leading to waterlogging and traffic jams in many areas, even as the mercury settled at the normal level.

"The maximum and minimum temperatures were recorded at 34.7 and 26.5 degrees Celsius respectively, both normal for this time of the year," a MeT official said.

However, vehicular movement was affected across the city, including at ITO, Vikas Marg, South Extension, Khanpur, Mahipalpur, Hari Nagar, IIT crossing, Nehru Place, Yusuf Sarai Market and Munirka.

Traffic also crawled at various major intersections such as Laxmi Nagar, Kashmere Gate, Dwarka, Dhaula Kuan, Sarai Kale Khan, Moolchand, Karkarduma, Rajghat, Kalindi Kunj.

The Safdarjung observatory recorded 15.2 mm rainfall while the reading at Palam observatory was 8 mm.

Humidity level also shot up to 95 per cent while the minimum was 62 per cent, the official said.

The weatherman has predicted thunderstorm and heavy rain for tomorrow.

Yesterday, the maximum temperature recorded was 37 degrees and the minimum 27.5 degrees Celsius.

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