Showers, strong winds lash Delhi

March 29th, 2009 - 12:12 am ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, March 28 (IANS) Heavy showers accompanied by strong winds brought down the temperature in the capital Saturday evening but also led to traffic jams while the weather office said there were possibilities of thundershowers Sunday too.
“The rain was recorded at 2.8 mm and winds were blowing at a speed of 62 kmph. A partly cloudy sky is expected for Sunday too with possibilities of thundershowers in several areas. There is a possibility of thunder squall too,” an Indian Meteorological Department official said.

“The maximum temperature recorded was 31 degrees celsius and minimum was 17 degrees celsius,” the Met Department official added.

Water-logging caused by the rains led to traffic snarls at many points.

“Because of the heavy traffic jam after the rains, I reached home nearly two hours late,” said Shweta Verma, who was stuck in south Delhi.

“The traffic was literally crawling. Cars were moving bumper to bumper. The routine 20-minute journey took me an hour,” said Mudit Mittal.

Mudit added that a number of street lights were not working and at some places trees were uprooted and fallen on the road.

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