Heavy rain lashes Delhi-NCR, flight operations affected

A cluster of cloud patches passing through Delhi-NCR: IMD

Delhi rains A commuter walks on a road during heavy rain in New Delhi | PTI

In relief to the extreme heatwave, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heavy rainfall, thunderstorm and duststorm in Delhi and the adjoining national capital region (NCR) during the next two hours. Though the showers seem to offer some respite from the heat, IMD has advised people to precautionary measures.

"A cluster of cloud patches are passing through the Delhi-NCR. Under its influence: Thunderstorm/ Duststorm with light to moderate intensity rain and gusty winds with speed of 40-70 Km/h would continue Delhi-NCR & adjoining areas during next 2 hours," said IMD.

The recent changes in the weather has affected the traffic. Trains are getting delayed and even flight operations were affected.

“Delhi radar show intense convection over Northeast Raj., Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, West UP & south Uttarakhand, rainfall/Thunderstorms, lightning/Gusty winds likely to continue during next 2-3 hours,” said IMD in its latest tweet.

“Cluster of clouds still moving from Haryana & adjoining north Rajasthan to West Uttar Pradesh across Delhi and would take another 02 hours to cross Delhi-NCR,” said IMD.

An advisory has been issued by the IMD in Twitter to take necessary steps in the wake of the harsh climate situation. IMD advised the people to take safe shelters and to stay indoors.

"Do not lie on concrete floors and do not lean against concrete walls...Immediately get out of water bodies. Keep away from all the objects that conduct electricity," tweeted IMD.

Delhi airport has also released a circular informing all passengers to contact their respective airlines for updated flight information as bad weather has disrupted the operations.

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