Rains continue to lash national capital

Delhiites did not get any respite from rains on Saturday as heavy showers lashed the national capital for the fourth consecutive day, resulting in waterlogging in several areas.

Updated: Sep 11, 2010, 23:29 PM IST

New Delhi: Delhiites did not get any respite
from rains on Saturday as heavy showers lashed the national capital
for the fourth consecutive day, resulting in waterlogging in
several areas.

The showers began at around 2:00 pm and the rain gauges
measured 4.3 mm till 5:30 pm, the Met department said.
Heavy rains have been lashing the capital for the past
one week.

The MCD central control room received a number of
complaints relating to waterlogging, falling of trees and
falling of portions of buildings from various parts of the
city.

The maximum temperature was recorded at 32 degree Celsius
while the minimum was at 26.7 degrees. The humidity was at a
maximum of 95 per cent and minimum of 85 per cent.

The month of September has been wet so far. While the
capital received as much as 47.2 mm of rainfall between Sunday
and Monday, another 18 mm was recorded between Monday and
Tuesday.

The Indian Meteorological Department in its weekly
forecast for the period from September 4 to September 10 has
said that fairly widespread rainfall is expected over Uttar
Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh
and Delhi during the first half of the week, and is expected
to decrease thereafter.

PTI