Heavy rains lash Delhi

Heavy rains lash Delhi
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Heavy rains lash Delhi

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As heavy rains lashed the national capital on Sunday, the maximum temperature in the city settled at 33.4 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's normal, the IMD.

New Delhi: As heavy rains lashed the national capital on Sunday, the maximum temperature in the city settled at 33.4 degrees Celsius, a notch below the season's normal, the IMD.

Delhi received 15.4 mm rainfall in the nine hours ending at 5.30 pm, the IMD said. The relative humidity was recorded at 96 per cent and the minimum temperature at 26.8 degrees Celsius, an IMD official said.

The rains led to waterlogging and traffic snarls in many areas. The Delhi Traffic Police took to Twitter to inform commuters about traffic snarls across the city.

The national capital had witnessed uncharacteristically heavy rainfall and an irregular weather pattern in July.

According to the weather department, Delhi is likely to receive normal rainfall -- 95 to 106 per cent of the long-period average -- in August.

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