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Heavy rain brings down mercury in Delhi, air quality moderate

New Delhi, Jul 21 (UNI) Heavy rain lashed the national capital on Sunday bringing down the mercury, while maximum temperature settled at 36.5 degrees C during the day.
The maximum amount of rain was received at the Ayanagar area which was 106 mm followed by Lodhi Road that received 48.5 mm of rain, while Ridge area received 20 mm, between 0830 hours and 1730 hours, according to the Met official.
The heavy downpour, however, triggered water logging at several areas in the city causing traffic snarls, according to the Traffic Police here.
As per police, ''Traffic got affected from W-Point to Mandi House & Hanuman Lane to Baba Kharak Singh Marg due to water logging, while traffic also got affected from Ring Road to Central Market Punjabi Bagh, Wazirpur to Madhuban Chowk & Madhuban Chowk to Rithala due to water logging.''
''Traffic movement also got affected near Madhuban Chowk & Roundabout Punjabi Bagh due to water logging'', the police added.
Air quality in the city was under the moderate category with an index value of 105 at 1800 hours and might improve further.
Relative humidity was 100 per cent in the evening at around 1730 hours , added the weatherman.
The Met department has forecast a generally cloudy sky with light rain for Monday, while maximum temperature likely to hover around 36 degrees C.
The sky was generally cloudy since morning while minimum temperature settled at 26.8 degrees C.
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