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Delhi became Shimla after heavy rain, Hailstorm


Delhi, for few hours became Shimla when heavy rain and hailstorm was there in some areas on Thursday evening. According to weather office report, the temperature at around 6 pm was 17 degrees Celsius.

Twenty-three domestic flights and nine international flights were diverted due to bad weather, news agency ANI reported. Commuters had to face a lot of problems.

#Snowfall_in_Delhi NCR..!! 😍😍 Nostalgic feel like #Shimla..!!😅Noida Express Way view

Posted by News Leak Centre on Thursday, 7 February 2019

 A chartered plane carrying Harayana Chief Minister Monohar Lal Khattar was also among the plane which got diverted. He was flying from Jodhpur to Delhi but got diverted to Jaipur. But later he took a regular flight to Delhi.

According to the reports of System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting and Research (SAFAR), the overall AIQ was reported 265. There was very few decrease in the index due to shortage of rain, not enough rain was recorded.

“The sky will remain cloudy for the day. Few places are likely to witness light to moderate rain or thunderstorm and hail”, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

16 Delhi-bound trains were delayed by two to six hours due to fog and low visibility. The city witnessed 1 mm of rain. A lot people took to their twitter account and posted pictures of how Delhi was wrapped with a thick white blanket.

Low visibility and thunder delays 15 trains in the capital

Low visibility and thunder delays 15 trains in the capital

Heavy rain and thunderstorm lashes Delhi on Tuesday morning. Low visibility delays 15 trains to Delhi. Places like Subhash Nagar and Paschim Vihar received rain throughout Monday morning.

Weather forecast office said that a hailstorm is more likely to trigger over the regions of Jammu division, lower regions of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Harayana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Northwest Uttar Pradesh and North Rajasthan.

“Rain and hailstorm lashes Delhi’s Subhash Nagar”, ANI tweeted. “Rajasthan has already received a cyclonic circulation due to the Western disturbance. It is likely to trigger rain across the plains of northwest India from Monday night till Tuesday night”,BP Yadav, deputy director general of India Meteorological Department (IMD).

He further added that “by Tuesday night, the temperature may rise upto 10 degree Celsius while day temperature could drop to 20 degree Celsius.”