Rains lash Delhi, more ahead Wednesday (Second Lead)

August 23rd, 2011 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Aug 23 (IANS) Heavy rains, accompanied by strong winds, lashed parts of Delhi Tuesday afternoon, bringing respite from the muggy weather but leading to traffic snarls. More rains have been forecast for Wednesday.

The minimum temperature was recorded at 26.1 degrees Celsius, near the average, while the maximum settled at 34.5 degrees, a notch above.

“The sky will remain cloudy with rain and thundershowers in some parts of the city Wednesday,” an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said.

The maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to hover around 31 and 26 degrees Celsius, respectively.

According to IMD, the city received a total of 5.7 mm rain between 5.30 p.m. Monday and 5.30 p.m. Tuesday.

The rains resulted in waterlogging on some roads, affecting vehicular movement and leading to traffic snarls around the city.

Jams were reported from Narela in north Delhi, Seelampur in east Delhi, and Qutab Road and Mori Gate in central Delhi, according to Delhi Traffic Police.

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