New Delhi: Heavy rains lashed the national
capital this afternoon bringing waterlogging and traffic
snarls to the city.
The showers began at around 3:30 pm and the rain gauges
measured 3 mm till 5:30 pm. The city received 4 mm of rains
for a period of 24 hours till 8:30 am today.
Vehicular movement was affected in some parts of the
capital due to the rains which resulted in waterlogging.
Traffic was affected in ITO, Connaught Place and Vikas Marg
due to rains.
The MCD central control room received 18 complaints of
waterlogging, six of falling of trees and three of falling of
portions of buildings from various parts of the city.
The maximum temperature was recorded at 34.5 degree
Celsius while the minimum was at 26.7 degrees. The humidity
was at a maximum of 94 per cent and minimum of 63 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
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.
It said the withdrawal of the southwest monsoon, which
normally begins on September 1 is also not expected to
commence till the middle of September.