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Heavy rains in Delhi, water logging in many areas

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Continuous downpour since early morning left many Delhiites stranded on roads as water logging contributed to heavy traffic snarls.

According to the MeT department, 93.8 mm rainfall was recorded till 8.30 AM.

Though the minimum temperature, which settled four notches below the normal at 23 degrees Celsius, provided some succour to the residents, the humidity recorded at 100 per cent added to their woes.

Commuters were stuck for a long time in the morning rush hour traffic across the NCR and some of them took to social media to post pictures of water-logged and clogged roads.

The traffic moved at a snail pace in Najafgarh area, Dhansa, Chhawla, Nangloi, Delhi Gate, ITO junction, Dhaula Kuan and Narayana.

The weatherman has predicted that sporadic rains will continue to lash the national capital.

“The mercury is likely to settle at 28 degrees Celsius,” a MeT official said.

Yesterday, the scattered rains had led to a fall in mercury in Delhi with the maximum temperature settling at 27.9 degrees Celsius, the lowest in July in the last 12 years.