New Delhi: People in Delhi-NCR (National Capital Region) on Wednesday got some relief from the sweltering heat as spells of rain drenched the national capital and the adjoining areas. As per an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official, the minimum temperature was recorded at 28 degrees Celsius. The sky was likely to remain mostly cloudy for the whole day, the official added.
At 8:30 am, humidity was recorded at 55 per cent. The maximum temperature was forecast to settle around 32 degrees Celsius. However, the IMD has predicted severe thunderstorm ahead of the monsoon in northwest India. “June 29 is the normal date for monsoon onset in Delhi. Currently, the monsoon is progressing in West Bengal, Odisha, and Bihar.”
“It will reach eastern Uttar Pradesh in the next 48 hours. We are expecting serious thunderstorm activity prior to the monsoon in North-West India,” said the IMD. Due to the early spell of rain, traffic jams are being reported by the Delhi police in the carriageway from Munirka towards RTR.
The Delhi Traffic Police also reported obstruction in traffic on Vandemataram Marg from Karol Bagh towards Dhaula Kuan due to waterlogging. There is an obstruction in traffic in the carriageway from Gurgaon Road-Parade Road towards Gurgaon.
Due to the breakdown of a bus on Lajpat Nagar flyover, traffic was obstructed in the carriageway from Ashram towards Lajpat Nagar. The traffic in the carriageway from Raj Nagar towards AIIMS is also moving very slowly.