Traffic Jams As Rain Pounds Delhi, Suburbs, Road Caves In

Delhi weather: The Met department has predicted rains to continue throughout the day.

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Weather update: A road caved in Vasundhara area of Ghaziabad following heavy rain.

New Delhi: 

Delhi and its National Capital Region (NCR) received heavy rain on Thursday morning, bringing relief from humidity, which was recorded at 91 per cent at 8.30 am earlier in the day. A road also caved in Vasundhara area of Ghaziabad following heavy rains in the area. Weather officials predicted more spells of rain throughout the day.

The Safdarjung observatory recorded 4.6 mm rainfall till 8.30 AM, while the rainfall recorded by Palam observatory was 9.3 mm.

The Lodhi Road observatory received 5.3 mm rainfall and the ridge area recorded 8.8 mm rainfall.

The maximum temperature in the Delhi settled at 32.2 degrees Celsius, while the minimum was recorded at 28 degrees Celsius in the Safdarjung Observatory, Meteorological (MeT) department said.

Early showers led to huge traffic jams at the peak office hours in the Capital. Office goers en route to Noida from Delhi and vice versa were caught in the slow movement of traffic. 

Waterlogging was also reported in adjoining Noida and some parts of Delhi.

Delhi Traffic Police issued advisory for motorists to avoid certain sections of roads.

Traffic is affected at Mayapuri Chowk and from Badarpur to Mehrauli due to waterlogging, it said.

Residents also complained of power cuts in their localities.

"The sky will remain generally cloudy throughout the day. There may be spells of light to moderate rain in most parts of the city," a Met official said.

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