Flights in Delhi are affected by heavy rain, and more rain is forecast for today
More rain is expected today, according to the weather forecast.
New Delhi: As the city takes a break from a scorching heat wave, Delhi awoke this morning to heavy rain and strong winds. Flights were hampered by the storm, and city trees were uprooted.
This morning, a thunderstorm warning was issued for the nation's capital and its environs, including Noida and Ghaziabad. Rainfall through Tuesday was previously predicted by the weather office.
Cloudy spots are sweeping through the Delhi-National Capital Region. According to the India Meteorological Department's tweet, "Under its influence: Thunderstorm/ Duststorm with light to moderate intensity rain and gusty winds at speed of 40-70 Km/h would continue Delhi-NCR & nearby areas during next 2 hours.
Also, they proposed ways to prevent traffic congestion and other undesirable events while tweeting about the thunderstorm's anticipated effects.
Flight operations were interrupted, according to Delhi Airport, which advised travellers to check with their carriers for the most recent information.
This week, the temperature in Delhi above the 45-degree threshold, which increased demand for electricity. According to the weather service, the city won't experience such oppressive heat for at least another week, until next Tuesday.
Yesterday's maximum temperature in Delhi was 34.5 degrees Celsius, five degrees below average.
When the maximum temperature hits 40 degrees in the plains, 37 degrees along the coast, and 30 degrees in hilly areas with a departure of at least 4.5 degrees, a heatwave is deemed to have occurred.
The weather service forecast earlier this month that maximum temperatures in northwest India would likely be below average in May. It expects the monsoon to fall normally this year, but with a minor delay in its arrival.