Heavy rains hit Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) on Thursday morning, bringing relief from the humid conditions, not to mention the rising mercury.

Weather officials are expecting more spells of rain throughout the day. Till 8.30 am, the city had recorded 4.6 mm of rainfall in the last 24 hours. The relative humidity till then was noted to be 93 per cent.

The minimum temperature on Thursday was recorded at 26 degrees Celsius, two notches below the season’s average. The maximum temperature was expected to hover around 34 degrees Celsius.

The morning was a heavily clouded one and by 7 a.m., many parts of the capital were already waterlogged.

An official of Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) says, “The sky will remain generally cloudy throughout the day. There may be spells of light to moderate rain in most parts of the city,”

Wednesday’s maximum temperature settled at 32.2 degrees Celsius, two notches below season’s average, while the minimum temperature was recorded at 28 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season’s average.

The rains are set to rid the people of soaring temperatures, no doubt, however the traffic situation is expected to get worse with non-stop pouring.