8 Flights Diverted As Heavy Rain Lash Delhi NCR

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  • Delhi NCR was hit by heavy rain and strong winds.
  • 8 flights had to be diverted to Jaipur, Lucknow, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Dehradun.
  • Trees uprooted as people and vehicles navigated their way through the heavy rain.

New Delhi: The residents of Delhi and nearby areas witnessed thunderstorms with light to moderate intensity rain on Monday bringing more respite from the sweltering heat. Gusty winds with a speed of 30-50 kmph gripped the adjoining areas of West, North-West, South, South-West Delhi, the Regional Weather Forecasting Centre (RWFC), Delhi, said in a statement on Monday.

Due to the bad weather in Delhi, eight flights have been diverted to Jaipur, Lucknow, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, and Dehradun, airport sources said.

Incidents of trees getting uprooted amid the intense rainfall have also been reported. Earlier on Sunday, Delhi received light rain bringing much-needed relief from the scorching heat. The maximum temperature settled at 40.7 degree Celsius, normal for this time of the season while the minimum temperature was recorded at 28.7 degree Celsius, two notches above the season’s average.

Meanwhile, the IMD has also predicted that the plains of northwest India and large parts of central India are set to witness a rise of 2-3 degrees Celsius in maximum temperatures. On the other hand, the southern peninsular region is already in the countdown mode to welcome the southwest monsoon while east and NE India too are witnessing rainfall.

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