Monsoon : Heavy Rains wreak havoc in Delhi


New Delhi: Heavy rains lashed the city due to which situation of water-logging and traffic jams aroused in several parts of the national capital. On Friday, the humidity level was measured as 100 per cent.

According to Delhi Traffic Police, “About 60 per cent of complaints received this morning pertained to water-logging which caused traffic jams at Jasola, Okhla, Apollo towards Ashram, RTR towards IIT Gate, Chelmsford Road towards Paharganj, Ring Road Sarai Kale Khan towards DND, Sarita Vihar, Ashok Vihar, Defence Colony flyover, INA and among others.”

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The MeT department said that “Safdarjung observatory recorded 43.4 mm of rainfall while 41.66 mm of rainfall was recorded at Palam observatory till 8:30 AM.”

The weather forecasters have predicted that rain will low down the temperature of the city.  

“The minimum temperature recorded was 24.6 degree Celsius, three notches below the season's average,” officials said.

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"Maximum temperature is expected to settle at 31 degree Celsius," he added.