Heavy morning showers leave Delhi roads water-logged
Heavy rains lashed in the national Capital on Wednesday, causing the maximum temperature to drop to below 31° Celsius, the Meteorological Department said.
The heavy showers left many roads and residential areas water-logged, causing heavy traffic in important parts of the city.
Between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm, Delhi witnessed an average rainfall of 20.8 mm, with some areas, such as Aya Nagar receiving higher rainfall at 39 mm rainfall. Palam received 24.4 mm rainfall, Lodhi Road 18.5 mm and Ridge Area 17.2 mm.
"The trend is likely to continue, with showers till late night and Thursday morning," a MeT department official said. The minimum temperature on Wednesday was recorded at 27.8° Celsius, a notch above the season's average, while humidity oscillated between 95 and73 per cent.
Heavy traffic jams were witnessed at ITO and Moti Bagh in Delhi. Meanwhile, in Noida, vehicles were moving sluggishly at Film City Road near DND Flyway loop, Kalindi Kunj, Rajnigandha crossing and other places.
Delhi Traffic Police said that at some places DTC buses broke down, which increased congestion at those roads. Traffic was heavy at NH-24 towards Sarai Kale Khan (both carriageway) due to water logging.
The cops appealed motorists to avoid water-logged stretches.