Heavy showers soaked Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR) on Wednesday even as the minimum temperature dipped to 28 degrees Celsius, which is slightly above the season’s average as per the weather department.

While a precursory cloudy morning indicated rainfall, the showers started around 9.30 am, bringing relief from humidity, which was recorded at 88 per cent at 8.30 am Wednesday.

An official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said, “The sky will remain mostly cloudy throughout the day. There is possibility of scattered showers in most parts of the National Capital Territory.”

The maximum temperature is expected to hover around 34 degrees Celsius during the day.

Tuesday’s maximum temperature was recorded at 36.7 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season’s average, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 28.2 degrees Celsius.

Earlier this month, the IMD warned of “heavy to very heavy rains” at isolated places, Delhi and its neighbouring areas being a part of the forecast, in the country.

Meanwhile, heavy rain caused traffic snarls, particularly hitting the traffic going towards and coming from Noida.