Flight, train report delays amid thunderstorms, heavy rain in Delhi

Flight, train report delays amid thunderstorms, heavy rain in Delhi
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Thunderstorms and heavy rain battered Delhi and its surrounding areas on Saturday morning, engulfing the National Capital Region (NCR) in a dense layer of dark clouds.

As stormy weather took hold, numerous areas experienced power outages, amplifying the challenges residents are facing.

In response to the inclement weather, the authorities also diverted six Delhi-bound flights to Jaipur, ensuring the safety of air travel amid the stormy atmosphere.

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Meanwhile, trains heading to the national capital suffered delays, with notable disruptions affecting the Poorva Express, whose schedule was delayed by more than three hours, according to an official statement.

“Latest satellite/radar images of Delhi show intense convection over North East Rajasthan, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, West UP and South Uttarakhand, showers/thunderstorms, lightning/gusty winds likely to continue for the next 2 -3 hours,” the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said in a tweet.

“Due to bad weather, flight operations are affected at Delhi airport. It is advisable to contact the airlines concerned for updated flight information,” the Delhi airport Twitter user posted.

As a result of the heavy downpour, numerous areas in Delhi experienced significant waterlogging.

Earlier in the morning, IMD had forecast that thunderstorms/dust storms with light to moderate rain and gusty wind speeds of 40-70 km/h would occur over adjacent areas across Delhi, NCR (Loni Dehat, Hindon AF Station , Bahadurgarh, Ghaziabad, Indirapuram, Chhapraula, Noida, Greater Noida, Gurugram, Faridabad, Manesar, Ballabhgarh), Yamunanagar, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Narwana, Karnal, Rajaund, Assandh, Safidon, Barwala, Panipat, Adampur, Hissar, Gohana, Gannaur, Siwani, Meham, Sonipat, Tosham, Rohtak, Kharkhoda, Bhiwani, Charkhi Dadri, Jhajjar, Loharu, Farukhnagar, Kosali, Mahendargarh, Sohana, Rewari, Palwal, Narnaul, Bawal, Nuh, Aurangabad, Hodal (Haryana), Gangoh, Deoband, Shamli, Muzaffarnagar, Kandhla, Khatauli, Baraut, Daurala, Bagpat, Meerut, Khekra, Modinagar, Kithor, Garhmukteshwar, Pilakhua, Hapur, Gulaoti, Siyana, Sikandarabad, Bulandshahar, Jahangirabad, Khurja, Gabhana, Jattari (Uttar Pradesh) ) Sidhmukh, Pilani, Bhiwari, Jhunjunu, Tizara, Khairthal, Kotputli, Alwar and Viratnagar (Rajasthan).

The meteorological department has also forecast rain in Delhi for the next two to three days and a heat wave is not forecast until May 30.

(This story has not been edited by News18 staff and is published from a syndicated news agency – IANS)


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