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Rains bring respite from sultry weather in Delhi

New Delhi: Rains lashed the national capital today bringing much needed respite from sultry weather conditions experienced over the last few days, but also caused water logging and traffic jams in several areas.

The Safdarjung observatory, recording of which is considered official for the city, received 15.6 mm rains till 5.30 PM while areas under Palam, Lodhi Road, Ridge and Ayanagar recorded 5.8, 16, 1.2 and 0.7 mm rainfall, respectively, said a MeT department official.

The maximum temperature settled at 35 degrees, two notches below the season’s average while the minimum temperature was recorded at 28 degrees, normal for this time of the year.

The humidity level oscillated between 100 and 65 per cent.

The MeT has forecast one or two spells of rain and thundershowers in some areas for tomorrow.

“The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to hover at 32 and 26 degrees, respectively,” the weatherman said.

Yesterday, the maximum and minimum temperatures had settled at 39.4 and 30.5 degrees.

—PTI