New Delhi: Heavy rains lashed the national capital this morning bringing down the mercury to three notches below normal even as the traffic and water-logging situation improved towards the evening.
The Safdarjung observatory which had recorded 63.5 mm rainfall till 8.30 AM, recorded 5.9 mm rainfall during the day while the reading at Palam observatory was 18.9 mm.
“The maximum temperature settled at 31 degrees Celsius, three notches below normal while the minimum was recorded at 25.2 degrees Celsius, a notch below normal,”.
The incessant rains contributed to high humidity levels which oscillated between 97 and 78 per cent.
Commuters again faced a tough time in the morning rush hours. Traffic snarls were also witnessed on roads leading to Gurgaon and the airport. Heavy rain affected flight operations too.
According to the MeT department, thunderstorm with moderate to heavy rain would occur tomorrow.
The maximum temperature today is expected to hover around 33 degrees Celsius and the minimum at 27 degrees Celsius.
Yesterday, the city had received season’s highest rainfall with the maximum temperature settling at 30.4 degrees Celsius, four notches below normal while the minimum settled at 26 degrees Celsius. PTI
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