New Delhi: Heavy rains lashed the capital on Tuesday keeping the mercury on the lower side but a higher
humidity as well as waterlogging in many areas spelt trouble
for the Delhiites.
The rain gauges in the city measured 15.8 mm between 8:30
am and 5:30 pm while it recorded 1.6 mm during 5:30 pm
yesterday and 8:30 am today. Since Sunday, the city has
received 75.7 mm of rains.
The monsoon had hit the city yesterday after playing
truant for a week. The city had missed its usual June 29 date
with the seasonal rains phenomenon this year.
The rains also brought trouble to the citizens as many
areas witnessed waterlogging. Vehicular movement was affected
in some parts of the capital due to waterlogging, including
Rohini, Chirag Dilli, Dwarka, Najafgarh and Ashram.
The MCD Control Room received 55 complaints of
waterlogging and four complaints of falling of trees.
The maximum was recorded at 32.7 degrees Celsius while
the minimum was recorded at 25.8 degrees, two notches below
Humidity was recorded at higher levels. The maximum was
recorded at 95 per cent and the minimum 75 per cent.
The Met department said the weather will remain cloudy
and the city is likely to receive a few spells of rain