Incessant rains in Delhi on Wednesday have led to waterlogging in several areas of the city. The movement of traffic has also been affected by the continuous rain.
Jay Narayan, an auto-driver, said that his auto has stopped working thrice since yesterday due to waterlogging. Dharam Singh, a resident of Gole Market, said that there is waterlogging in the different parts of the city which is affecting the movement of traffic.
The national capital and the adjoining area witnessed continuous rainfall since Wednesday morning as the cyclonic storm Tauktae impacted the weather conditions in several parts of Northern India. However, the national capital has got relief from the scorching summer heat with the temperature being recorded at 21 degrees celsius at 8:30 am on Thursday.
A maximum temperature of 23.8 degrees was recorded in Delhi's Safdarjung area on Wednesday, the lowest maximum temperature since 1951. Dharam Singh further said that he has seen such weather in the month of May for the first time.
Sanjay Tyagi said, "The weather is nice. We have been witnessing rainfall since yesterday morning and it stopped at the wee hours today. We have got relief from the summer".
As much as 60 mm rainfall was recorded at Safdarjung within 12 hours from 8.30 am till 8.30 pm yesterday, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD). Delhi's Palam area reported 36.8 mm rainfall, Najafgarh reported 57 mm, Salwan Public School, Mayur Vihar 39.5 mm till 8.30 pm on Wednesday.