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13 flights diverted from Delhi airport to Jaipur, Lucknow, and Ahmedabad due to weather conditions: Reports

Gusty winds accompanied by rain lashed parts of the national capital on Monday evening causing the diversion of the flights. However, the official confirmation is yet awaited.

Raju Kumar Edited By: Raju Kumar @rajudelhi123 New Delhi Updated on: October 17, 2023 10:45 IST
Several flights were diverted from Delhi airport to
Image Source : REPRESENTATIONAL PIC/PTI Several flights were diverted from Delhi airport to different cities due to bad weather conditions

A total 13 flights were diverted from the Delhi airport to Jaipur, Lucknow, and Ahmedabad between 7 pm to 11 pm yesterday due to weather conditions, said airline sources on Tuesday.

"The diversions happened mostly between 7 pm and 11 pm. The flights were diverted to Jaipur, Ahmedabad and Lucknow. Specific details about the flights could not be immediately ascertained," the officials in the know said.

Rain lashes parts of Delhi-NCR

Delhi-NCR on Monday experienced a sudden change of weather in which gusty winds accompanied by rain lashed parts of the national capital. Rain, accompanied by thunder and lightning was recorded in parts of Noida, Indirapuram, south Delhi and east Delhi.

Windy conditions brought the mercury down to 30.5 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season's average.

Mahesh Palawat, vice president (meteorology and climate change), Skymet Weather, in a post of X, said, "Heavy thunder and rain clouds moving across Delhi and NCR. From west to east. Intense rain and hail storms are possible. Take care."

In another post, he noted that light rain and cool winds have dropped the maximum temperature of Delhi by 5 degrees.

"From 36.5 to 30.5 in the last 24 hours. Minimum may also fall," he said in a post. 

There was a slight nip in the air on Monday. The air quality index (AQI) at 9 am stood at 195 but deteriorated to a poor category as the 24-hour AQI at 4 pm was recorded at 207. However, by 7 pm, the AQI showed marginal improvement to settle in the moderate category as the AQI read 200.

The weather department has forecast a generally cloudy sky for Tuesday with the possibility of light rain or thundershowers.

The maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to be around 31 and 20 degrees Celsius, respectively.

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