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Heavy rains lash Delhi; mercury down to 36.5 degrees

delhi Updated: Jul 27, 2009 19:24 IST

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Heavy rains lashed several parts of the city on Monday, bringing much needed relief to Delhiites who have been reeling under sweltering heat for the last couple of days.

The downpour that lasted for over an hour resulted in water logging and slowing down of traffic in some areas. The rain has brought down temperature to comfortable level as the mercury plummeted to 36.5 degrees.

The maximum temperature was recorded at 36.5 degrees Celsius while the minimum was recorded at 30.1 degrees. Met department said till 5.30 pm on Monday, a total of 39.6 mm of rainfall was recorded.

The city had experienced monsoon showers on June 30 but after that the rains almost eluded the national capital.