Rain lashes Capital for the third day

Moderate to heavy rain lashed several parts of the Capital for the third consecutive day on Monday leading to traffic congestion in a few areas due to waterlogging.

However, as Monday was a public holiday with most offices and institutions closed, chaos was averted as heavy rain lashed central Delhi in the morning.

The Safdarjung weather station, which is the official weather station of the city, recorded 41.6 mm of rainfall between 8.30 a.m and 5.30 p.m. on Monday. Weather stations at Lodhi Road, Ridge and Palam received 25.9 mm, 24 mm, and 8 mm of rainfall respectively.

Humidity was high during the day and hovered between between 84% and 100%.

Dip in temperature

The maximum temperature settled at 29.5 degrees Celsius, five degrees below average and the minimum settled at 25.6 degree Celsius.

The Delhi Traffic Police said that streets were waterlogged in areas near Ganesh Chowk Mother Dairy towards Laxmi Nagar metro station, Punjabi Bagh, Moti Nagar flyover, DM office Nala Road in Geeta Colony, Yusuf Sarai Market near IIT and Sri Aurobindo Marg.

Waterlogging was also reported in areas such as Kalindi Kunj, Nirman Vihar, Indramohan Bhardwaj Marg, Vikas Marg and Ring Road, the Traffic department said.

The maximum and minimum temperatures on Tuesday are likely to be 30 degrees and 25 degrees Celsius respectively. The forecast reads generally cloudy sky with light to moderate rain or thundershowers.

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