New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: As the monsoon reaches the national capital, the city has begun to witness heavy downpour this week. While the rain has provided relief from the scorching heat, it has also affected the normal traffic movement in the city. Several parts of the city are witnessing the slower movement of traffic, congestion, and snarls, leaving the commuters halted on roads.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted continuous rainfall for the city for the next two days with the possibility of minimum and maximum temperatures settling at 24-degree celsius and 33-degree celsius respectively.

Traffic snarls were seen in major areas of Delhi such as RK Puram, DND Flyover and Mehrauli road, Dhaula Kuan and Najafgarh road among others.

Some commuters took to social media sites to vent their anger about the ongoing traffic situation, also slamming cab drivers who were making the most of the situation by increasing their rates on rainy days..

Rainfall is predicted to continue as the monsoon trough is passing via the National Capital territory. According to Skymet, a private weather forecasting agency, the Monsoon trough will start shifting northwards after 48 hours, thus leading to an increase in the rainfall activities over northern parts of Punjab, Haryana and Northwest Uttar Pradesh.

According to weathermen, this, however, will lead to a reduction in the Monsoon rains over Delhi and NCR area. The isolated localized spell of rain may occur due to the presence of high humidity in the atmosphere. Moreover, the convective clouds may develop, thus giving on and off short spells of rain.

The national capital's long wait for monsoon rains ended on Monday as it received 28.8 mm of rain on Monday, the maximum in July this year. Widespread rains hit most of Punjab, Haryana, and Chandigarh on Monday, bringing down the maximum temperatures in the region up to five notches below the normal.

Posted By: Talib Khan