However, the temperature in Delhi and the national capital region is likely to witness a sharp fall in the upcoming days from tomorrow, predicted IMD.
The maximum temperature settled at 20.8 degrees Celsius. Clouds trap some of the outgoing infrared radiation and radiate it back downward, warming the ground.
The weather department said Delhi may witness light to moderate rain, and thunderstorms with winds gusting up to 30 kmph during the day.
Dense fog had enveloped parts of the city in the morning, owing to which visibility was lowered to 50 metres at Safdarjung and 150 metres at Palam around 7:30 am.
The continuous downpour led to waterlogging at agitation venues and waterproof tents did not help much, according to the protesters.
The maximum and minimum temperature would be around 20 and 8 degree Celsius respectively in the national capital, the India Meteorological Department said in its forecast.
In the absence of rain, the mercury is likely to rise by a few notches over the next few days, it said.
District magistrate Rahul Singh visited the area on Monday with his team of officials from Delhi Jal Board and Flood and Irrigation Department assess the damage.
An official said 5,883 cusec water was released from the Hathinikund Barrage in Haryana's Yamunanagar district at 8 am, leading to rise in water levels.
The Ayanagar weather station recorded 122.8 mm between 8.30 am on Wednesday and 8.30 am on Thursday, which was 11 times the normal rainfall.
People and vehicles waded through waterlogged roads to reach their destinations as traffic moved at snail’s pace.
With Delhi-NCR receiving heavy rainfall for the past consecutive three days, the monsoon status is likely to become normal soon.
A massive traffic jam was seen in the Delhi-Gurugram Expressway. Visuals from the site showed slow-moving cars jam-packed on the road.
Delhi received heavy rains since early morning on Wednesday, leading to a drop in the mercury and waterlogging in some areas.
Vehicles moved at a snail’s pace during the at several places on key road stretches such as Delhi-Noida via Akashardham, AIIMS via Ashram and Ring Road, etc.