Heavy rains lash Delhi for second day

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New Delhi, Aug 5 (UNI) Heavy rains lashed the Capital city for the second consecutive day today.

A day after the Capital recorded the highest rainfall for a single day this monsoon at 74 mm, Delhiites woke up to a cloudy sky. Though the Sun made a brief appearance in the morning, it was soon enveloped by heavy clouds.

The rains, which hit the city at around 0830 hrs, brought down the minimum temperature to 25 degree Celsius, two degrees below normal.

A total of 14 mm rain was recorded between 0830 hrs and 1130 hrs.

While bringing down the mercury, the showers also caught office- goers in Delhi unawares. The heavy downpour caused traffic jams and waterlogging in many areas.

Traffic bottlenecks were witnessed at the ITO Crossing, Ghazipur crossing, the Nizamuddin Crossing, the Ashram crossing, Azadpur and several other junctions. Complaints of waterlogging were received from many areas like Palam, Model Town, South Extension and Lajpat Nagar.

The Capital could receive more rainfall in the coming days with Weatherman forecasting one or two spells of rain in the next 24 hours.

Also, the weekend could see some heavy spell of rainfall with Weatherman forecasting formation of a fresh low pressure area over Northwest Bay of Bengal in about four days.

''A fresh low pressure area is likely to form over Northwest and adjoining Westcentral Bay of Bengal around August 9,'' the Met office said.

The Met office has forecast a partly cloudy sky during the next 24 hours with one or two heavy spells of rainfall in the city.

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