Delhi welcomes rainfall after a long bout of scorching heat

The India Meteorological Department had earlier predicted light rain and thundershowers alongside gusty winds throughout the day

Delhi rains (Picture Courtesy: IANS)
Delhi rains (Picture Courtesy: IANS)


Residents of Delhi received a welcome respite from the scorching heat on Friday as parts of the national capital experienced rainfall.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) had predicted light rain and thundershowers accompanied by gusty winds throughout the day.

"Thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain and gusty winds 30-40 Km/h would occur over and adjoining areas of many places of Delhi (Vivek Vihar, Red fort, Preet Vihar, Rajeev Chowk, ITO, India Gate, Akshardham, Palam, Safdarjung, Lodi Road, Nehru Stadium, IGI Airport, Vasant Vihar, RK Puram, Defence Colony, Lajpat Nagar, Vasant Kunj, Hauz Khas, Malviya Nagar, Kalkaji, Mahrauli, Chhattarpur, Ayanagar), (Ghaziabad, Indirapuram, Noida, Dadri, Gurugram, Manesar) Jahangirabad, Anupshahar, Shikarpur, Aligarh, Iglas (UP) during next 2 hours," the IMD had said in a tweet.

Earlier this week, Skymet Weather, a private forecasting agency, had anticipated the occurrence of light rains in Delhi, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, and west Uttar Pradesh on Thursday and Friday due to the influence of Cyclone Biparjoy.

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