Heavy rains lashed parts of Delhi on Thursday afternoon, badly affecting the road traffic. Vehicles moved at a slow pace as the roads were waterlogged at many places. Commuters, especially those riding two-wheelers, faced inconvenience.

Heavy rains were witnessed in some parts, especially South Delhi, of the national capital on Wednesday night as well.

Thursday started on a cloudy note with the minimum temperature recorded at 26.6 degrees Celsius, the season’s average.

The MeT had predicted light rains through the day. “It will be a generally cloudy sky today with light to moderate rain or thundershowers,” an official from the India Meteorological Department had said.

The maximum temperature was likely to hover around 33 degrees Celsius.

Humidity at 8.30 am was 88 per cent and 3.8mm of rainfall was recorded in the past 24 hours.

Wednesday’s maximum temperature settled at 35.5 degrees Celsius and the minimum temperature was recorded at 27.6 degrees Celsius, both a notch above the season’s average.

(With agency inputs)