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Delhi drenched; gets 113 mm rains in 24 hours

delhi Updated: Sep 10, 2009 23:50 IST

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Heavy rains lashed the capital on Thursday bringing maximum temperature down to 26.4 degrees Celsius as Delhiites had to face a tough time in reaching to their destinations due to waterlogging in many areas.

The city received 112.9 mm of showers for a period of 24 hours ending 5:30 pm. The Weatherman attributed the rains to a cyclonic circulation over Pakistan and Rajasthan and a very strong system over Madhya Pradesh.

During the day between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm, the city received 19.1 mm of rains while most of the showers during the past 24 hours were between 8:30 pm on Wednesday and 8:30 am on Thursday, measuring 93.2 mm.

Between 5:30 pm and 8:30 pm on Wednesday, there was 0.6 mm of rains.

According to MeT Office, the maximum temperature was recorded at 26.4 degrees Celsius, a drop of about seven degrees, while the minimum was 23.3 degrees. The humidity oscillated between 92 and 98 per cent.

The heavy rains led to traffic jams in several parts in the capital, including Mayur Vihar, Vasant Vihar, Munirka, Dhaula Kuan, Pragati Maidan, Moolchand, Lajat Nagar, Laxmi Nagar, Bhajanpura and Nizamuudin.

Waterlogging was reported from at least 93 localities in the city while there were 32 incidents of falling of trees resulting in major traffic snarls. Six incidents of collapse of portion of buildings were also reported.