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Rains lash Delhi

July 26, 2006 13:21 IST

Moderate to heavy rains lashed several parts of Delhi on Wednesday throwing the morning traffic out of gear.

Dark clouds had gathered over the capital since early morning giving an indication of heavy rainfall prompting office goers to pull over a raincoat and arm themselves with umbrellas.

Heavy rains in parts of east Delhi led to traffic jams on the Nizamuddin Bridge over the Yamuna and the busy ITO junction in central Delhi as also parts of south Delhi.

The rains led to waterlogging in several parts, including Lutyens' bungalow zone.

The weather office said Delhi will experience overcast weather conditions and thundershowers throughout the day.

The morning showers brought down temperatures in the city with the mercury settling at 27� C at 10 am, after the maximum 34� recorded on Tuesday, it said.

Delhi had received average 18 mm rainfall on Tuesday, the weatherman said.

Safdarjung area received the maximum 41 mm rainfall followed by Ayanagar (20.2 mm), Ridge (10 mm) and Palam (0.8 mm), he said.

Monsoon had hit Delhi on July 9, 12 days behind schedule after its early onset on May 26 over Kerala.

Delhi has been experiencing rainfall at regular intervals since the monsoon covered the capital. The counry has received 14 per cent less rainfall than normal since June 1 till the week ended July 19.

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