Heavy showers inundate Delhi roads
Delhi witnessed a soggy morning, as medium to heavy rains hit the city Monday morning. Officials of the Meteorological Department predicted that heavy showers will continue till Tuesday, but the muggy weather will not change much.
The Safdurjung observatory recorded nearly 1.2 mm of rain, while the one at Lodhi Road registered 2.0 mm. The minimum temperature was recorded at 27.8° Celsius and maximum temperature was at 32° Celsius.
The MeT Department predicted that it will be generally cloudy sky throughout the day and heavy showers with thunderstorm will continue till Tuesday.
The department also predicted that there won't be much change in humidity. Rains will cause partial decrease in the temperature, but the average temperature will be within 30-35° Celsius.
Heavy rains were also recorded in Noida and Gurugram. Many places of the Capital were water-logged due to the heavy rain. Massive water-logging occurred in South and Central Delhi.
According to reports, traffic on GT Road came to a halt, while traffic at places like ITO, Connaught Place, Mayur Vihar and Ashram was quite slow.
Movement of vehicles was also slow at Malviya Nagar, Munirka, Hauz Khas and Nehru Place, leaving people returning from office and school stuck in massive jams.
Commuters may face heavier traffic on Tuesday morning if heavy showers continue.
The major waterlogged points will be worse affected.
The MeT department had earlier predicted that rain and thundershowers would hit Delhi last Friday.
However, there were no heavy rains and medium showers started on Sunday.