Heavy September rains in Delhi

Showers led to waterlogging in many areas, slowing down traffic movement.

Last Updated: Sep 05, 2010, 12:11 PM IST

New Delhi: Heavy rains lashed the national capital on Sunday morning, bringing down the temperature and causing the usual flooding of city streets.

The national capital received 36.4 mm of rains from Saturday morning till 8.30 am on Sunday. The downpour is likely to continue through the day, an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

The official said the sky would remain cloudy and rains or thundershowers are expected.

"There may be one or two spells of heavy rains in some areas," he said.

The showers led to waterlogging in several areas, slowing down traffic movement. Traffic movement was slow at Badarpur-MB Road, Kashmiri Gate Metro Station, Azadpur-Sarai Pipalthala, New Rohtak Road-Anand Parbat, under the Modi flyover, Mathura Road-Bharon Road and Qutub Metro Station among others, the traffic police said.

The minimum temperature settled at 24.5 degrees Celsius, a notch below the average for this time of the season. The Met office said the maximum is likely to hover around 31.3 degrees Celsius, three notches below normal.

The humidity level was 95 percent.

The city has so far recorded 7,816 mm of rains this season, 41 percent above the average.

IANS