Heavy rains lashed the National Capital today, throwing traffic out of gear in many parts of the city due to waterlogging.

The Met department has predicted more rains and thunderstorm in the Capital throughout the day. The rain gauges measured 1.8 mm of rainfall for a period of 24 hours till 8:00 a.m. The rains, which started late last night, continued this morning.

Vehicular movement was affected in several areas, including ITO, Vikas Marg and South Extension due to low visibility and waterlogging.

Commuters at Andrew Ganj, Mahipalpur, Hari Nagar, IIT crossing to Adchini, Yusuf Sarai Market, Munirka flyover, Badarpur border, Wazirpur industrial area, Ashok Vihar, Laxmi Nagar, Mahipalpur and Lala Lajpat Rai Marg suffered due to waterlogging.

The minimum temperature was recorded at 11.7 degrees, three notches above normal but the wind-chill factor added to the chill in the air.

The maximum temperature in the last 24 hours was recorded at 19.3 degrees Celsius, which is three degrees below normal.

The Met department said cloudy weather condition is likely to continue for the next couple of days.

(This article was published on February 5, 2013)
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