Water-logging and subsequent traffic chaos are the order of the day

Monsoon showers drenched Delhiites for another day on Thursday though water-logging and subsequent traffic chaos in many areas troubled residents.

The Capital received an average of 4.1 mm of rain till 5-30 p.m., said the weatherman.

Lodhi Colony area received the highest rainfall during the day when the Weather station measured 22 mm of rains followed by Palam which got 17 mm of showers. Najafgarh got 10 mm, Narela 9 mm, Pitampura 2 mm and Ridge got 1.3 mm.

The heavy showers started after 1-30 p.m. slowing down traffic on major stretches near ITO, South Extension and Vikas Marg among others. Water-logging was reported from several areas including Laxmi Nagar, Parliament Street and ITO.

According to the Central Control Room for three municipal corporations, there were ten complaints of water-logging from areas like Budh Vihar, Paschim Vihar, Rohini, Mongolpuri, Shalimar Bagh and Avantika.

There were four calls related to falling of trees and a case of collapse of a roof, it said.

The minimum temperature was recorded at 28.2 degrees Celsius, one degree above normal, while the maximum was recorded at 32.8 degrees Celsius, three degrees below normal.

The humidity oscillated between 70 and 89 per cent.

The MeT office has forecast rains on Friday as well and that the maximum and minimum temperatures would be around 33 and 27 degree Celsius respectively. - PTI

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