Heavy rain lashed parts of the capital and the National Capital Region (NCR) Tuesday afternoon, bringing relief from humid conditions for residents. The downpour led to waterlogging in several areas of the city, bringing traffic to a standstill at some intersections and busy roundabouts.
The minimum temperature was recorded at 28.6 degree Celsius, a notch above the season’s average, while the maximum temperature is likely to be around 34 degree Celsius. The humidity level was 83 per cent at 8.30 am.
However, according to data from the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), parts of Delhi have received excess rainfall while other parts have received scanty rainfall.
A map that documents the average rainfall received by each district shows that while northwest Delhi received less than 47 per cent of estimated rainfall and northeast Delhi received less than 74 per cent, west Delhi and south Delhi received 44 per cent and 27 per cent more rainfall, respectively.
“Rainfall is the weather phenomenon with the maximum variability and the district-wise distribution cannot be attributed to any specific phenomenon. In previous years, we have seen east Delhi receive more rainfall than south Delhi and so on,” said an IMD official.”
In Gurgaon, the rain caused waterlogging and traffic jams in several areas. The Delhi-Gurgaon Expressway saw long traffic jams due to the rain as well as hundreds of kanwarias, who used the route to travel to local Shiva temples. Other parts of Gurgaon — such as Bristol Chowk, Palam Vihar, Sheetla Mata Mandir Road, and parts of Udyog Vihar — struggled with waterlogging.