New Delhi: Heavy rains continued to lash the national capital for the second consecutive day today leading to water-logging and traffic jams in many areas of the city.
Delhi had on Wednesday recorded the season’s highest rainfall at 63.1 mm till 5.30 pm and the readings hovered around the same levels for overnight rains.
“The Safdarjung observatory had recorded 63.5 mm of rainfall till 8.30 am while the reading at Palam observatory was 55.6 mm,” a MeT official said.
The humidity level was 90 per cent while the minimum temperature was recorded at 25 degrees Celsius, two notches below normal for this time of the year.
Commuters again faced a tough time in the morning rush hours. Traffic snarls were also witnessed on roads leading to Gurgaon and the airport. Heavy rain has affected flight operations too.
Traffic was slow at ITO, Dhaula Kuan, Ridge Road, Mayapuri flyover, Madhuban Chowk, Sarai Kale Khan and Nizamuddin area, among other areas. Vehicular movement was affected at many places due to water-logging and vehicle break-downs.
According to the MeT department, thunderstorms with moderate to heavy rain would occur over many places in northwest, south and southeast NCR and Delhi.
The maximum temperature today is expected to hover around 31 degrees Celsius and the minimum at 25 degrees Celsius.