03:52 GMT28 September 2020
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    New Delhi (Sputnik): True to its nature, mid-August has finally ushered in rainy relief to the Indian capital region after a hot, sweltering summer. While other parts of India witnessed heavy rainfall, even leading to flood-like situations in Assam and Bihar, Delhi remained dry.

    Delhi and the regions surrounding the capital on Wednesday woke up to loud thunder, lightning flashes, and clouds so dark it seemed the Sun was already ready to set exhausted after a day of shining. 

    Traditionally, Indians are wired to dig into deep fried snacks like “bhajiyas”, “pakodas”, and “samosas” on rainy days accompanied by piping hot chai and today is no different. Songs from the "Let it Rain" playlists are setting the mood across the national capital.

    ​Residents from Delhi and the regions around it, including Gurgram, Noida, Faridabad, and Ghaziabad, have taken to Twitter to share pictures and videos of the rainy morning from their areas. #DelhiRains is trending on Twitter in India. Some people have actually taken a day off from their monotonous work-from-home routine to detox in the “peaceful” weather.  

    ​Water-logging and traffic jams have been observed in different parts of the city, which has caused significant inconvenience for people out on the roads.

    ​The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted rainfall in Delhi until 25 August.

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