Heavy Rain, Thunderstorm Lash Delhi and Nearby Areas; 8 Flights Diverted

Heavy Rain, Thunderstorm in Delhi NCR Weather Today: Heavy rains and thunderstorms lashed parts of Delhi-NCR on Monday. Visuals from Lodhi Road and RK Ashram Marg showed storm-like rain lashing the areas. Watch the video here.

By Sugandha Jha
Updated: Mon, 30 May 2022 08:51 PM IST
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Heavy Rain, Thunderstorm Lash Delhi and Nearby Areas; 8 Flights Diverted
Weather Updates Today: Heavy Rain in Delhi NCR

New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: 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 (May 30).

Due to the bad weather in Delhi, eight flights have been diverted to Jaipur, Lucknow, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, and Dehradun, airport sources said as reported by news agency ANI.

Amid the rains the iconic traffic booth at the center of the Vijay Chowk in New Delhi, fell on Monday. 

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.

Rohtak, Bhiwani, Charkhi, Dadri, Matanhail, Jhajjar, Farukhnagar, Kosli, Sohana, Rewari, Palwal, Bawal, Nuh, Aurangabad, Hodal (Haryana) Sikandra Rao, Hathras (UP), Bhiwari (Rajasthan), are some of the other places where thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain and gusty winds will take place, as per the IMD.

The IMD has also issued a yellow alert for Uttarakhand on Sunday and Monday as parts of the state including Uttarkashi, Rudraprayag, Chamoli, Bageshwar and Pithoragarh districts are expected to receive heavy rain, thunderstorm and strong winds.

Furthermore, in another development, the Southwest monsoon has set in over Kerala on Sunday (May 29), three days ahead of its usual date of June 1. Kerala has been receiving rainfall since Saturday and 10 out of the 14 weather monitoring stations in the state have received more than 2.5 mm rains, thus fulfilling the criteria for the onset of monsoon, IMD said.

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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