12 Jul 2022

Rain in Delhi causes water logging, heavy traffic at several places

Rain in the nation's capital brought down temperatures this morning, but caused heavy traffic and waterlogging in several parts of the city.
The minimum temperature settled at 26.2 degrees Celsius, a degree below normal, and the relative humidity at 8.30 am was 93 per cent, the meteorological department said.

According to India Meteorological Department data, Delhi recorded 2 mm of rainfall in the 24 hours till 8.30 am today.

Several parts of the national capital experienced rains, bringing relief from the sultry weather.

However, this caused traffic jams and waterlogging in parts of the city, including Burari and Jasola. Irrigation also hampered the flow of traffic in central Delhi.

In a tweet, the Delhi Traffic Police said, "Traffic alert as per IMD report: Light to moderate rain storm would occur over and adjoining areas of entire Delhi. Commuters are advised to plan their journey."

The minimum temperature in Delhi on Monday was recorded at 27.1 degrees Celsius while the maximum temperature was 36.9 degrees Celsius.

The weather station is forecasting a generally cloudy sky with light to moderate rain today. The maximum temperature is expected to settle around 36 degrees Celsius.

Delhi experienced its first monsoon showers on the morning of June 30, providing much-needed relief from the oppressive heat.

Delhi's air quality index (AQI) was recorded in the 'moderate' category (114) around 9:10 am, the Central Pollution Control Board said.

An AQI between zero and 50 is considered "good", 51 and 100 as "satisfactory", 101 and 200 as "moderate", 201 and 300 as "poor", 301 and 400 as "very poor", and 401 and 500 as " serious".

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