New Delhi, Aug 23: Rains lashed parts of the Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) on Thursday morning bringing relief from sultry conditions and turning the weather pleasant.
The minimum temperature was recorded at 27.2 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season’s average.
The rain, which started quite early in the morning, led to huge traffic jams at the peak office hours in the capital.
Office goers en route from Noida to Delhi and vice versa were caught in the slow movement of traffic. Vehicles moved at a painfully slow speed on Expressway towards DND and Delhi.
“The sky will be generally cloudy with chances of few thunder showers in the later part of the day,” an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said.
The humidity at 8.30 a.m. was 90 percent and the maximum temperature was likely to hover around 35.8 degrees Celsius.
On Wednesday, the maximum temperature settled at 36 degrees, three notches above the season’s average while the minimum temperature was recorded at 28.2 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season’s average.