Moderate rain, hailstorm hit parts of Delhi
A view of New Delhi during rains, on January 4, 2021.IANS

Moderate rain, hailstorm hit parts of Delhi

New Delhi, January 6, 2021

The national capital on Wednesday witnessed hail precipitation at several places with light to moderate rainfall in many other parts of the city, the weather officials said.

Delhi witnessed a minimum temperature of 13 degree Celsius, six degrees above the season's average.

An India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said that in the last 24 hours Safdarjung observatory recorded 6 mm rainfall.

He said the sky will remain generally cloudy with light to moderate rain expected in several parts of the city and thunderstorms accompanied with hail precipitation at isolated places is likely to occur.

He said the maximum temperature is expected to be at 22 degree Celsius.

Due to rain in the morning, the visibility in the national capital was reduced to 300 meters.

Light to moderate rain in several parts of the city led to traffic snarls at several places. The traffic was mainly disrupted due to low visibility.

The Delhi Traffic Police on its official Twitter handle said, "Traffic is affected in the carriageway from Azadpur towards Mukarba Chowk due to waterlogging at Panchwati red light. Kindly avoid the stretch."


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