Heavy rain in Delhi brings respite from sultry weather

Heavy rain in Delhi brings respite from sultry weather

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Heavy rain lashed the national capital on Friday following the overcast skies since morning, while maximum temperature settled at 34.2 degrees C, two notches below normal for the season here.

Due to the rain, air quality in the city witnessed improvement with the air quality index value coming down to 89 at 6 pm, falling under the 'satisfactory' category.

Although Delhiites got respite from the sultry weather due to rains, however, it triggered traffic snarls due to water logging at various places with jams at important junctions and crossings of the city.

According to the Met office, rainfall recorded between 08.30 am and 5.30 pm was 14.2 mm at Palam, 44.2 mm at Lodhi road, 118.4 mm at the Ridge, and 71.4 mm at the Ayanagar area. Relative humidity at 5.30 pm was 89 per cent, said the Met department.

For Saturday, the weatherman has forecast a generally cloudy sky with light rain's possibility, while maximum and minimum temperature is to hover around 32 and 23 degrees C, respectively. Minimum temperature recorded in the morning was 27.8 degrees C, said the weatherman.

According to Delhi Traffic Police, waterlogging was reported from Airport Road, Mathura Road from Zoo to Sher Shah Suri Road (at around Purana Quila), Moolchand underpass near Chattarpur metro station, Baba Khadak Singh Marg(both carriageways), under Defence Colony flyover near Shadipur Metro Station.

The roads were also waterlogged at and around Maya Puri Flyover, Naraina Flyover, Bhairon Marg under Railway Bridge (both carriageways) and ITO. Traffic snarl was reported at Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg due to heavy rain. UNI