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Monday, June 17 2024

Delhi Awakens to Light Rain After Thunderstorm

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The national capital is expected to see more rain and thunderstorms today, according to the weather service, after Delhi and its surrounding areas were relieved of the oppressive heat one day earlier by gusty winds and rain. After several days of extreme heat and humidity, residents of Delhi-NCR awoke to a cloudy sky and light rain on Saturday morning.
The Indian Meteorological Department reports that thunderstorms and additional rain are predicted for this morning in the nation’s capital. “Light rainfall accompanied with thunderstorm and lightning also likely over south Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, west Uttar Pradesh, Meghalaya, south-east Arunachal Pradesh, south-east Assam, Manipur south, interior Karnataka and Kerala during next 3 hours,” according to a post on X.

Light rainfall accompanied with thunderstorm and lightning also likley over south Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, west Uttar Pradesh, Meghalaya, south-east Arunachal pradesh, south-east Assam, manipur south interior karnataka and Kerala during next 3 hours.

The weather department has predicted light rain over most of north India and some southern states. Light rain is expected in Punjab, Haryana, UP and Rajasthan, while Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka may receive moderate rain.

On Friday night, there were traffic jams and flight diversions throughout the city due to the enormous thunderstorm and high winds. Nine flights that were scheduled to land in Delhi were rerouted to Jaipur, according to airport officials. Due to the uprooted trees and poor visibility, traffic was impacted in multiple areas.

Following Friday’s duststorm, the Delhi police reported receiving 152 calls regarding uprooted trees and 55 reports regarding building damage. More than 200 locals also reported losing power.

A shuttering meant to repair a building collapsed on top of several cars in Noida’s Sector 58, causing additional damage, according to news agency ANI.

The India Meteorological Department said that winds with over 50 kmph were reported at 10 pm on Friday. “Gusty Winds (at 2200 hrs IST of today) reported (kmph) over Delhi: Ujwa 77 kmph; Jafarpur 57 kmph; Lodhi road 61 kmph; Pragati Maidan 63 kmph; Pitampura 57 kmph; Narayana 50 kmph; Najafgarh 40 kmph,” the IMD posted on X. The weather department also advised residents to stay indoors, secure windows and refrain from unnecessary travel.

According to the IMD, the maximum temperature on Friday settled at 39 degrees Celsius in Delhi while the humidity rose to 64% during the day.

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