Rains cool Delhi, disrupt traffic (Lead)

July 27th, 2010 - 8:43 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, July 27 (IANS) Delhiites experienced a pleasant Tuesday even as a persistent downpour disrupted traffic in some parts of the city. The maximum temperature nosedived five notches below average following rains in the capital.
According to a traffic officer, the vehicular movement was disrupted on routes from Lajpat Nagar to All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bawana, Moti Bagh, Madhuban Chowk to Maharani Bagh, Shadipur-Patel Nagar and outer circle of Connaught Place.

“Delhi recorded 5.7 mm of rainfall from 8.30 a.m. Monday till 5:30 p.m. Tuesday,” a Met official said.

The maximum temperature settled at 29.2 degrees Celsius while the minimum recorded a dip of a notch at 26.4 degrees Celsius.

The humidity levels oscillated between a high of 97 percent and low of 59 percent.

“There will generally be a cloudy sky Wednesday with one or two spells of rain and thundershowers. The maximum and minimum temperatures will hover around 32 degrees Celsius and 26 degrees Celsius, respectively,” the official said.

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