Delhi and its adjoining areas saw heavy showers on Tuesday morning, throwing traffic out of gear in parts of the national capital region.
The minimum temperature settling at 26.7 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average.
Due to heavy rain, the traffic was affected from Khyber Pass towards towards Model Town due to waterlogging near Mall Road. Traffic was also disrupted under the IP flyover due to sewage water flowing out of the drains.
Traffic Alert— Delhi Traffic Police (@dtptraffic) August 6, 2019
Traffic is affected from GPO to Nigam Bodh Ghat due to water logging near Kela Ghat.
A tree fell on the stretch between the Maharani Bagh and Ashram leading to traffic chaos.
There was obstruction in traffic in the carriageway from the Dhaula Kuan towards AIIMS due to breakdown of large goods vehicle near Safdarjung Hospital.
News agency ANI also shared the pictures of the waterlogged streets and traffic jams in Delhi.
Heavy rainfall continues to lash Delhi pic.twitter.com/f4tHNkZjdh— ANI (@ANI) August 6, 2019
The Safdarjung Observatory, the recording of which is considered official for the city, received 12.6 mm rainfall till 8.30 am. The Palam Observatory received 38.5 mm rainfall. Humidity was recorded at 97 per cent.
On Monday, the national capital recorded a low of 27.2 degrees Celsius and a high of 37.4 degrees Celsius.
Delhi has recorded just 1.2 mm of rain against the 30-year average of 49.3 mm -- a shortfall of 98 per cent -- in August so far.
The city gauged 199.2 mm rains in July, which is five per cent less than the long-term average of 210.6 mm.
Heavy rains lashed Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR), leading to massive traffic jams at various places.
Overall, it has received 211.6 mm of precipitation against the long-term average of 325.4 mm since June 1, when the monsoon season starts, a deficiency of around 35 per cent, IMD data showed.
On Sunday, the weather station at Palam recorded 21.6 mm precipitation. The Safdarjung Observatory, which provides official figures for the city, recorded 0.8 mm rains till 8:30 am on Monday.
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