Heavy rains cool Delhi, throw life out of gear

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New Delhi, Aug 8 (UNI) The rain gods today continued to shower their bounty on Delhi for the second day today with heavy rains lashing the Capital city, maintaining coolness in the air while throwing life out of gear.

The showers, which began early in the morning, brought tremendous coolness to the city, plummeting the day temperature by several degrees from a maximum of 34.8 Degrees Celsius yesterday. Infact, the day temperature of 25 degrees C was recorded at 1430 hours, several degrees below normal.

The intensity of the showers can be gauged from ther fact that 22.2 mm of rainfall was recorded between 0830 hours and 1430 hours.

Earlier, 15 mm of rainfall was recieved till 0830 hours, most of which occured in the early morning.

With the sky being heavily overcast, the showers continued in various parts of the city.

While bringing down the mercury, the showersa threw life in the city out of gear with traffic jams and waterlogging complaints galore from across the city.

During the morning, the showers caught the office goers and the school going children and teachers by surprise, with many of them having to contend with heavy traffic jams. Infact, traffic jams were witnessed in many areas including the ITO crossing, Nizamuddin Crossing, Ghazipur, Azadpur and Lajpat Nagar.

The minimum temperature this morning was 24.9 degree Celsius, two degrees below normal.

Weathermen forecast more spells of rain and thundershowers in the next few days. Infact, the city could recieve some heavy rainfall during the weekend and next week as well they said.

''Scattered to fairly widespread rainfall activity is likely over northeastern states and Northwest India from August 11 to 13,''the Met said.

The Met office has forecast a generally cloudy sky in Delhi in the next 24 hours with a few more spell of rain and thundershowers.

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