Heavy rain, hailstorm lash parts of Delhi

at 11:57 am
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New Delhi (NVI): The national capital woke up to a chilly morning today after several parts witnessed heavy rainfall and hailstorms, according to IMD.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said rainfall started at around 7:30 am followed by a hailstorm in parts of Delhi which further contributed to fall in temperature.

It added that more rains accompanied with thunder and lightening, and hailstorms are predicted in Delhi and the national capital region (NCR) during the day.

According to the IMD’s weather bulletin, “Thunderstorm with light to moderate rain would occur at isolated places over and adjoining areas of South, Southwest, Northwest Delhi, Rewari, Bhiwadi, Manesar, Gurugram, Palwal, and Muzaffarnagar during the day.”

“Hail precipitation would occur over and adjoining areas of Kherkhoda, Southwest, South, Lodhi Road Delhi in the day,” it added.

It has been raining in the national capital for four consecutive days now due to the influence of a strong Western Disturbance.

Meanwhile, the minimum temperature in Delhi rose to 13 degrees Celsius as a result of a cloud cover, while the maximum temperature settled at 20 degrees Celsius. “Temperature in Delhi-NCR is likely to witness a sharp fall in the upcoming days from tomorrow,” the IMD stated.

Apart from this, the Met department informed that the effect of active Western Disturbance on the hills of Jammu and Kashmir has now ended.

“The new western disturbance will be active from tomorrow, but during this time there will be no rain in the region, rather the mist will increase, which will result in a cold,” predicted IMD.