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Heavy rains lash Delhi; waterlogging and traffic jams

India TV News Desk 25 Aug 2012, 21:41:30 IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi, Aug 25: Heavy rains lashed the city today, leading to waterlogging and traffic jams and inconvenience to office goers and commuters. 

Between 8.30 AM and 5.30 PM, the city received 24.6 mm of rains, bringing down the temperature below the normal level, the MeT department said.

Waterlogging slowed down traffic near I P College, Chandgi Ram Akhara, Kela Ghat, Mori Gate, Tirth Ram Hospital, Defence Colony flyover, Pulpahladpur, Nizamuddin Khatta, Ashram flyover to Maharani Bagh, Ashram to Hari Nagar.  

Also, traffic was affected at Defence Colony to Lajpat Nagar metro station, Ring Road, Andrews Ganj chowk, Moolchand flyover, near Rajori flyover on service road, NH-8, from Dabri bus stand towards Palam, Hanuman Mandir Chhatta Rail, Bawana chowk to Narela, Puth Khurd, Adhchini.  

The maximum temperature dipped five notches below normal to 29 degrees Celsius while the minimum was a degree below normal at 25.5 deg C.

Humidity level was recorded between 92 and 98 per cent.  Yesterday, the maximum was recorded at 30.7 degrees, three notches below the normal, while the minimum was 25.5 deg C, one notch below normal.

MeT department has predicted a generally cloudy sky with few spells of rain or thundershowers. Some areas may receive heavy rains.

The maximum and minimum temperatures would be around 30 and 25 deg C respectively.