Delhi-NCR hit by hailstorm, heavy rain
After light rains early in the day, Delhi and the national capital region witnessed another spell of rain and hailstorm on Thursday evening.
New Delhi, Feb 7: The hailstorm hit the Delhi-NCR region under the impact of western disturbances. According to Skymet Weather, the weather condition originated in the southwest of Delhi and is moving towards western Uttar Pradesh.
Airport officials said 14 domestic flights and four international ones were diverted to nearby cities between 6 pm and 7 pm. “In between 6 pm and 7 pm, nine flights were diverted to Jaipur airport. In the same time period, three flights each were diverted to Lucknow airport and Amritsar airport. Two flights were diverted to Varanasi and one flight to Indore in this one-hour period,” the official added, news agency PTI said.
Adjoining areas of Muzaffarnagar, Saharanpur, Meerut, Khatauli, Modinagar, Shamli, Baraut, Faridabad, Noida, Ballabhgarh, Ghaziabad, Aligarh, Sambhal, Muradabad, Amroha and Narora also experienced light showers and hailstorm.
Heavy rains lashed Chandigarh through out the day with dark clouds hovering the city and reducing visibility on Thursday morning. The city recorded a low of 14 degrees Celsius, seven notches above its normal.
(With inputs from PTI)