India: Rain, thunderstorm bring down temperature in Delhi NCR

IMD predicts thundershowers to continue for the next two hours

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Published: Mon 23 May 2022, 8:49 AM

Last updated: Mon 23 May 2022, 8:50 AM

Giving respite from the scorching sun, thunderstorms and rain brought down the temperature drastically in Delhi NCR on Monday morning.

Rains accompanied by strong winds lashed over Delhi NCR on Monday morning, leading to a sharp fall in temperature.

“Today, just from 5.40am till 7am, the temperature fell by 11°C, from 29°C to 18°C,” said India Meteorological Department (IMD).

IMD predicted the rain and thunderstorm to continue in Delhi NCR for the next two hours.

“Thundershower with light to moderate intensity rain and gusty winds with speed of 30-40kmph would continue to occur over and adjoining areas of entire Delhi and NCR,” said IMD.

The strong winds uprooted trees in several parts of the city.

Meanwhile, flight operations at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport were affected on Monday morning due to the weather conditions.

The airport authorities have requested the passengers to contact the airline concerned for updated flight information.

“Due to bad weather, flight operations at Delhi airport are affected. Passengers are requested to get in touch with the airline concerned for updated flight information,” Delhi Airport tweeted.

Vistara Flight UK974 (PNQ-DEL) has been diverted to Indore (IDR) due to bad weather in Delhi.

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