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 week. 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 period. 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 tomorrow. "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 Celsius.
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