Indore: After lashing the city in some parts for last two days, rains finally lashed the whole city on Sunday evening.
The Regional Meteorological Department recorded 13.4 mm rain till 8.30 pm and with this season’s total rainfall reaches 101.9 mm (about four inches). Wind blew with a speed of 40 km per hour in the evening which signaled the citizens to brace up for showers.
Those who were out to enjoy the weekend had a tough time due to sudden rainfall in the evening and most of them were drenched while returning home.
The level humidity was quite high since morning but clouds in the city sky making it dark at 3 pm. It started raining at 3:30 pm and continued for more than an hour.
The change in climatic conditions provided the much-needed relief to people from rising humidity. On Sunday, the maximum temperature in the city was recorded at 31.2 degrees Celsius which was one degree below the normal temperature while the minimum temperature recorded at 22 degrees Celsius, one degree Celsius below the normal.
The level of humidity was 70 per cent in morning and 98 per cent in the evening. The moderate to heavy showers also exposed civic problems as several areas were reportedly water-logged, which affected traffic and added to chaos on the roads.
The traffic junctions at Indira Statue Square, near Saint Rapheal’s School, Bicholi Mardana, Jail Road, Kothari Market and Sutargali were inundated, which led to traffic jams. Those riding on two-wheelers ran for cover and took shelter on sideways.
The power supply was disrupted in many areas due to technical snags and falling of trees. Later, Discom snapped supply in some areas as precautionary measures.