Delhi crawls as heavy rain throws out city traffic out of gear

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"The maximum temperature is expected to hover around 30 degree Celsius", the official said.

More rains are predicted in and around Delhi during the day. Earlier on Thursday, the humidity level oscillated between 88 and 54 per cent.

Formation of low pressure area over North Madhya Pradesh and adjoining areas is believed to have caused the fresh spell of rains in the Delhi-NCR region.

Director of the regional Met office JP Gupta told IANS that it would remain cloudy and would rain over the weekend.

According to reports, the low-pressure area is moving in a northwest direction towards Delhi-NCR.

As per the IMD predictions, moderate to heavy rains are likely to lash Delhi NCR for the next 48 hours. "We are also expecting moderate to heavy rains in some parts of Uttar Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh", said a senior Met official.Delhiites woke up to an overcast sky on Friday morning and the mercury dipped as some parts of the city received rain. A fresh Western Disturbance presently affecting Jammu and Kashmir and neighbouring areas is also likely to enhance the rain activity in the region.

A man on scooter use an umbrella to protect himself from rain.

Two men try to cover themselves while riding a bullock-cart during rains in New Delhi on Friday.

The traffic speed was very slow on the Delhi-Noida-Direct flyover.

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