New Delhi: Heavy rains accompanied by
gusty wind lashed various parts of the national capital on Friday,
keeping the mercury below the normal range, but caused traffic
problems due to waterlogging and falling of trees.
The city recorded 12.6 mm of showers from 8.30 AM to
5.30 PM, the MeT Department said. This month alone, the
capital has reported 52 mm of rains, highest in the month for
the last four years.
The weatherman has predicted a partly cloudy sky with
possibility rains and thundershowers tomorrow. Some areas may
experience squall while the temperatures are expected to be
between 26 degree Celsius and 36 degree Celsius.
The maximum temperature today was 37.5 degree Celsius,
two degrees below normal but marginally higher than
yesterday`s 37 degrees. The minimum temperature settled at
28.6 degree Celsius, a degree above normal.
The low was recorded at 26.7 degrees yesterday.
The showers led to waterlogging in several localities
of the city. The Municipal Corporation of Delhi`s Central
Control Room received five complaints of waterlogging and 21
complaints of falling of trees or tree parts.
The areas from where the complaints of water logging
been received are Bawana Road, Pooth Khurd, Sabji Mandi, Anand
Parbat, Kishan Ganj and Kashmere Gate Metro Station.
An MCD official said areas from where complaints of
falling of trees were received include Kingsway Camp, Keshav
Puram; Karol Bagh, Sabji Mandi, Rajpur Road, Shamnath Marg and