20 mm rain brings heat down by 40 C

The city received 20.2 mm rainfall,bringing down the day temperature by four degrees.

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: July 21, 2012 1:28 am

The city received 20.2 mm rainfall,bringing down the day temperature by four degrees. The rainfall,while giving relief from the humid weather that was prevailing over the past few days also caused water logging. Commuters faced a difficult time with vehicles having to wade through water-logged roads.

The rainfall recorded at the Air Force Station was much higher at 43 mm. The maximum temperature was recorded as 32.8 degrees,one degree below normal. Met Department has predicted rain showers in the coming days as well.

Showers have been exposing the claims of the Municipal Corporation of being prepared for the monsoons. The roads were flooded with water. This disrupted movement of vehicles causing traffic jams. Residents in different sectors complained about water accumulating in their houses.

A team from the Municipal Corporation inspected road gullies in Sectors 39,40,54,55,Palsora and Mauli Jagran in order to ascertain the situation. The team found that water logging had taken place due to road gullies not being clean. Officials have been instructed to take necessary steps and repair gullies. Authorities concerned claim that in case rainfall is up to 15 mm,there won’t be water logging. However,in case of heavier rainfall it takes time for the roads to be cleared of water.

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