Hailstorm in parts of Delhi, maximum temperature 28 degree Celsius | delhi news

New Delhi: New Delhi: heavy rain Rain lashed parts of the national capital on Sunday, bringing maximum temperature Three notches below the season’s average of 28 degrees Celsius, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
The minimum temperature was recorded at 15.4 degrees Celsius, one degree below normal, he said.
Hailstorm was reported in different parts of the national capital including Palam, Chilpighat and Ayanagar, the IMD said.
A senior IMD official said the relative humidity ranged between 96 per cent and 66 per cent.
The Meteorological Department has predicted a generally cloudy sky on Monday.
IMD has predicted thunderstorm, hailstorm and light rain with wind speed reaching 30-40 kmph at isolated places in Delhi.
The maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to be around 26 and 16 degrees Celsius, respectively.
IMD chief Kuldeep Srivastava regional forecasting centerSaid, “An active Western Disturbance over Northwest India is causing rain and hailstorm in some areas over the region.
Another Western Disturbance will start affecting the region from Sunday. He said that till March 21, there will be cloudy weather in northwest India and intermittent rains will continue.
Srivastava said, “Rainfall activity has been predicted to peak on March 20. Rainy weather will keep the mercury under control. Hailstorm has been predicted over parts of northwest India including Delhi-NCR on Monday. ”
Strong winds and hailstorm may cause damage to plantations, horticulture and standing crops. Hail can injure people and cattle even in open places, while strong winds can damage weak structures and ‘kutcha’ houses, walls and huts, the IMD warned.
The Meteorological Department has advised people to stay indoors and not to take shelter under trees, lie on concrete floors or lean against concrete walls. It has also urged people to stay away from water bodies.
Delhi’s Air Quality Index (AQI) was recorded in the ‘moderate’ category (170) around 6 pm on Sunday.
An AQI between 0 and 50 is considered ‘good’, 51 and 100 ‘satisfactory’, 101 and 200 ‘moderate’, 201 and 300 ‘poor’, 301 and 400 ‘very poor’. , and 401 and 500 “severe”.
(With PTI inputs)


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