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Light rain, thunderstorm cool down Delhi

With major roads choked, commuters had a tough time negotiating through traffic.

delhi Updated: Apr 09, 2018 21:56 IST
Press Trust of India, New Delhi
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New Delhi, India- April 9, 2018: Commuters during light rain in the capital near Geeta Colony, India on Monday morning, April 09, 2018. ( Photo by Sonu Mehta/ Hindustan Times)(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Thunderstorm, accompanied with light rain, occurred in Delhi Monday morning, bringing down temperature. However, it caused inconvenience to officer-goers as traffic was heavy on major roads in the city.

The thunderstorm was preceded by a dust storm that dimmed visibility. The wind speed was 12 knots. Safdarjung weather station recorded 2.2 mm of rainfall, said a MeT department officer.

According to MeT department forecast, the day will be overcast with light rain expected later on as well. The minimum temperature was 23 degrees Celsius, while the maximum is expected to hover around 33 degrees Celsius, the official said.

Relative humidity was 66 per cent at 8.30 am. Due to rain, waterlogging was reported by Delhi Traffic Police on some roads.

Traffic was heavy near RTR crossing, Munirka and Gurugram-Pared Road due to waterlogging, Delhi Traffic Police tweeted.

ANI reported that an Oman Air flight from Muscat (Oman) to Delhi was diverted to Lucknow due to “unfavourable weather” in Delhi.

The minimum temperature on Sunday settled at 23 degrees Celsius, while the maximum touched 36.3 degrees Celsius.

First Published: Apr 09, 2018 12:52 IST