New Delhi, Jul 17 (PTI) Heavy rains lashed several parts

of the national capital today leading to traffic snarls and

water logging in several areas on the first working day of the


The Safdarjung observatory, the recording of which is

considered official for the city, received 20.6 mm rainfall

between 8.30 AM and 5.30 PM, a Met department official said.

Areas under Palam, Lodhi Road, Ridge and Ayanagar

recorded 2.4, 45.4, 37.0 and 0.3 mm rainfall in the same


The maximum temperature was recorded at 34.1 degrees

Celsius, a notch below the season’s average, while the minimum

temperature settled at 29.1 degrees Celsius, two notches above

the normal, the official said.

The humidity level oscillated between 89 and 63 per cent.

The Met office has forecast overcast skies along with the

possibility of light rains during afternoon and night


“The maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to hover

at 33 and 28 degrees Celsius,” he said.

Yesterday, the minimum temperature had settled at 28.5

degree Celsius, while the maximum was recorded at 36.2 degrees


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