Heavy rains lash Delhi after two-day lull, more showers in offing

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New Delhi, Jul 31 (UNI) Heavy rains today lashed Delhi, breaking a two-day lull in rainfall and bringing some respite for Delhiites from the sultry weather in the city over the last couple of days.

While bringing relief from warm and humid weather, the showers, which followed a heavily cloudy sky since sincmorning, also threw life in the city out of gear, causing traffic jams and waterlogging in many areas.

A total of 19.1 mm rainfall was recorded in the city till 1430 hrs, with more spells of rainfall being forecast during the day.

The showers brought the minimum temperature down, from 31 degrees Celsius recorded in the morning, to 28.4 degrees C.

The heavy showers also threw the life in the city out of gear.

Traffic jams and waterlogging were witnessed in many areas like ITO crossing, Lajpat Nagar, Model Town, Azadpur and Mathura Road.

Weathermen attributed the spell of heavy showers in Delhi to the influence of an upper air cyclonic circulation lying over north Pakistan and adjoining Jammu and Kashmir.

They have forecast heavy showers in Delhi in the next 24 hours under the influence of the cyclonic circulation.

''Under the influence of a cyclonic circulation over north Pakistan and adjoining Jammu&Kashmir, fairly widespread rainfall with isolated heavy rainfall is likely over Northwest India during next 48 hours,''the Met office said.

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