Thunderstorm and rain hit Delhi, Met dept says more on way

Children running on Rajpath as rains hit New Delhi on Thursday.

Neighbourhood News Desk: Thunderstorm accompanied by gusty winds and very light rain hit parts of Delhi on Thursday evening.India Meteorological Department warned that of more such storms are occurring over the next two days. There were, however, no reports of any injuries or casualties. One domestic flight was diverted till reports last came in. The storm, which had hit national capital on Wednesday, had a wind speed of 106 km per hour. It had left one person dead and another 18 injured.Some parts of Delhi received traces to very light rain.

It failed to bring any considerable change in the mercury. On Thursday, the maximum temperature was 41.8 degrees Celsius, which was two degrees above normal. The minimum temperature was recorded to be 26.1 degrees Celsius, which is normal during this time of the year. Intense heat during the day is paving the way for such storms. Thursday’s thunderstorm was triggered by the intense heat over northwest India and moisture that is being brought by the easterlies. IMD officials also said that while on one hand a western disturbance is approaching, moisture laden easterly winds are getting stronger again.

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