Coming up for Delhi: cloudy sky, rain
Delhi came to a standstill after heavy rain lashed the city, choking drains and leaving large sections of major arterial routes waterlogged, HT reports.delhi Updated: Aug 25, 2012 23:46 IST
Delhi came to a standstill after heavy rain lashed the city, choking drains and leaving large sections of major arterial routes waterlogged.
The maximum temperature dropped by three degrees Celsius to settle at 30.7 degrees Celsius, while the minimum was a degree below normal at 25.5 degrees Celsius.
With the city having recorded 13.7mm of average rainfall over the last 24 hours, Delhi residents are in for a week of pleasant weather as the Met department has predicted a generally cloudy sky with few spells of rain or thundershowers.
"The humidity was recorded between 92% and 98% and the week will continue to see light spells of rainfall and some areas are likely to receive heavy rainfall, too," said a MET department official.
However, with the monsoons in full swing, commuters are facing a harrowing time on the roads.
"It is a nightmare to wait for buses or auto-rickshaws. There are huge traffic jams and sometimes we have to wait for an hour for a bus to come by," said Manish Kumar, a resident of Kalkaji Extension.