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Hailstrom, heavy rainfall lashes Delhi, adjoining areas

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Heavy rains and hailstrom accompanied by strong winds lashed the city on Thursday and brought the mercury down by four to five notches.

The minimum temperature settled at 15 degrees Celsius, six notches above the season's average and the maximum temperature was recorded at 19.1 degrees Celsius, four notches below the season's average.

recorded 3.2 mm rainfall till 5.30 pm. Humidity level oscillated between 100 and 89 per cent.

Palam recorded 3.2 mm rainfall, Lodhi Road 3.8mm, Ridge 3.4mm, Ayanagar 4mm, Gurgaon 3mm, Jafarpur 9mm, Najafgarh 3mm and 2mm.

Hailstorms hit several parts of and its adjacent areas. Excited people took to to share pictures of roads covered with hail.

Airport officials said 14 domestic flights and four international ones were diverted to nearby cities between 6 pm and 7 pm.

The weatherman has forecast shallow to moderate fog on Friday morning and mainly clear skies.

The maximum and minimum temperatures will hover around 19 and 10 degrees Celsius respectively.

The minimum temperature on Wednesday was 12 degrees Celsius while the maximum settled at 24 degrees Celsius.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, February 07 2019. 20:50 IST
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