Rains bring down mercury in Delhi, water logging in many areas

Last Updated: Friday, August 24, 2012 - 19:58

New Delhi: Heavy rains on Friday lashed the national capital, bringing down the temperature but Delhiites had to face troubles while commuting due to waterlogged roads and traffic jams.

The city received 10.9 mm rains between 8.30 AM and 5.30 PM which brought the mercury below normal levels, MeT officials said.

The maximum was recorded at 30.7 degree Celsius, three points below the normal, while the minimum was 25.5 deg C, one notch below normal.
The humidity level hovered between 84 and 100 per cent during the day.
However, the rains caused traffic snarls and water logging at various places, causing problems for the commuters.

There were complaints of traffic jams between Moolchand and Defence Colony, Shanker Road and Ganga Ram Hospital, Sarai Rohilla and Anand Parvat and Bikaji Cama Place and Safdarjung Enclave due to water logging.

The city has been witnessing heavy to moderate showers for the past four days.


First Published: Friday, August 24, 2012 - 10:41

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