New Delhi: Monsoon showers lashed the
city for the third consecutive day on Tuesday resulting in slow
movement of traffic and water-logging in several areas.
The city received a total of 2.6 mm of rains over the
last 24 hours ending at 8.30 am this morning, the Met office
It said the city will continue to receive intermittent
rains throughout the day as well as in the next couple of
The rains affected the flow of traffic in several
areas including Okhla, ITO, Janakpuri, Laxmi Nagar and RK
Puram. Water-logging was reported from several parts of the
The minimum temperature was recorded at 27.8 degree
Celsius, while the maximum was recorded at 34 degree Celsius.
The wait for seasonal rains in Delhi ended on Saturday
with the South-West Monsoon touching the capital three days
ahead of its normal onset.
Last year, the monsoon had a late arrival in the
capital. The seasonal rains started only on July five last
year after a delay of a week.
The earliest onset of monsoon over Delhi during the
past 30 years was on June 15, 2008 and while the most delayed
onset was on July 26, 1987.