Monsoon showers hit traffic movement in Delhi

| | Updated on: Jun 28, 2011

Monsoon showers lashed the city for the third consecutive day today resulting in slow movement of traffic and water-logging in several areas.

The city received a total of 2.6 mm of rains over the last 24 hours ending at 8.30 am this morning, the Met office said.

It said the city will continue to receive intermittent rains throughout the day as well as in the next couple of days.

The rains affected the flow of traffic in several areas including Okhla, ITO, Janakpuri, Laxmi Nagar and R K Puram. Water-logging was reported from several parts of the city.

The minimum temperature was recorded at 27.8 degree Celsius, while the maximum was recorded at 34 degree Celsius.

The wait for seasonal rains in Delhi ended on Saturday with the South-West Monsoon touching the capital three days ahead of its normal onset.

Last year, the monsoon had a late arrival in the capital. The seasonal rains started only on July 5 last year after a delay of a week.

The earliest onset of monsoon over Delhi during the past 30 years was on June 15, 2008 and while the most delayed onset was on July 26, 1987.

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