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Rains lash New Delhi, thunderstorm warning issued for north, east India

India Today logo India Today 09-04-2018
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(Provided by The Times of India)

Delhi woke up to a windy Monday morning with mild rainfall in parts of the National Capital Region (NCR).

Light rain was seen in several parts of Delhi and the larger NCR, bringing citizens slight relief from the heat. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast thunderstorms for Delhi-NCR over the next two days.

Thunderstorms have also been forecast in isolated areas over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, west Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and Sikkim and Odisha.

The weather forecast further warned that thuderstorms accompanied with gusty winds are very likely to be seen at isolated places over east Madhya Pradesh, Vidharbha, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, north Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand are very likely to witness thunderstorms accompanied with squall and hail, the IMD warned Monday.

On Monday morning, Delhi's traffic was brought down to a crawl with long jams in many areas of the city due to the rain.

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