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Thunderstorms in Delhi-NCR: More to come, says MeT department

Short spells of rain welcomed Delhiites on Tuesday morning. Weather Department has predicted thunderstorms in the region in the evening.

Manas Joshi Edited by: Manas Joshi
New Delhi Updated on: April 16, 2019 22:13 IST
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The surprising chill during summer month in Delhi may have gladdened many in Delhi-NCR region but these may well have been early signs of a thunderstorm.

Some parts of Delhi-NCR, like Greater Noida witnessed thunderstorms on Tuesday evening. 

Meteorological Department had issued a warning to the citizens. The regional centre had said in its newscast that thunderstorms may hit New Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR) on Tuesday (April 16).

The department also said that 50 kmph winds are expected in the evening.

Light rains and gusty winds brought about 1.1 mm rainfall in the region by 8:30 on Tuesday morning. 0.2 mm rainfall was recorded by 5:30 pm in the evening. Humidity levels were between 83 and 47 per cent.

"The maximum temperature was recorded at 30.7 degrees Celsius, six notches above normal while the minimum settled at 20.5 degrees Celsius, a notch below normal," a MeT office said.

Watch this video to know how to save yourself from lightning during a thunderstorm.

India Meteorological Department said that unexpected changes in temperature are due to Western Disturbance, a weather phenomenon. Western Disturbance is likely to affect weather in North India including Delhi-NCR region

The department said that the temperatures are expected to drop on Wednesday (April 16). It has predicted that cloudy and windy conditions will prevail.

In addition to Delhi-NCR, predictions of thunderstorms have been made for a large part of the country.

India Tv - A farmer inspects his wheat crop damaged by strong winds and rains, on the outskirts of Amritsar on Tuesday. 

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A farmer inspects his wheat crop damaged by strong winds and rains, on the outskirts of Amritsar on Tuesday. 

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA), has said that thunderstorms are likely in Chhattisgarh, Bihar, East Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Assam & Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura, Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka & Telangana.

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