Two Hours Of Heavy Rain Already, Delhi Reports Traffic Jams

NEW DELHI:  Lightning and thunder ripped through the Delhi sky at about 1 pm today along with incessant rain.

Traffic jams are being reported by the Delhi police from the Savitri flyover to Nehru Place in the southern part of the capital, as also at the Modi Mill U-turn near Okhla.

The Gurgaon police tweeted warning of congestion during office hours, but reassured that it's "on the job."

The minimum temperature in the capital settled at 26.6 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the year.

People took to Twitter, sharing pictures and videos.

 

 

"Stuck in a tunnel. Delhi infrastructure can't handle rain," tweeted another resident. Another Twitter user wrote, "Huge rain in South delhi (sic) last 40min."

Light to moderate showers were recorded last evening as well in Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon and Faridabad.

The Safdarjung observatory of the weather department, figure of which is considered official for the city recorded 3.8 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours, said a Met department official.

Palam received 14.8 mm of rainfall in the same period. The humidity was recorded at 88 per cent at 8.30 AM.

The Met office has forecast light to moderate rains along with thundershowers during the day. "The maximum temperature is expected to hover around 33 degrees Celsius," the Met department said.

 

 

 

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