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Heavy rains bring Delhi-NCR to a halt

Delhi and its adjoining regions of Noida, Gurugram, Ghaziabad and Faridabad saw heavy to very heavy rains starting in early morning hours. No doubt, the rains have brought that much needed relief from humid and sultry weather conditions that were prevalent over the region.

The Safdarjung observatory has received rainfall to the tune of 13 mm, while the Palam observatory has recorded 1 mm.

However, because of these heavy showers, roads have been inundated bringing traffic to a halt. Several schools have declared a rainy day.

Weather forecast says that on and off rains will continue till July 23.

Since last few days the weather of Delhi NCR remained mainly dry with traces of rainfall. The typical rains that Delhiites were keenly waiting remained away from the city.

The monthly average rainfall for Safdarjung observatory stands at 187.3 mm, while for Palam observatory, the average is 174.4 mm. With these showers, the actual rainfall figures may bounce a bit.