Delhi Weather News: Delhi and nearby areas of Noida, Gurugram, Ghaziabad and Fridabad witnessed sudden change of weather on Friday evening with heavy rain and strong winds lashing the national capital region. Several trees were uprooted near Windsor Place in the Lutyens zone in strong winds.
The sudden change in weather brought a much-needed relief to Delhiites reeling under hot and humid conditions. The minimum temperature was recorded at 26.1 degrees Celsius on Friday, a notch below the season's average.
A Delhi bound Air India flight was diverted to Jaipur due to the inclement weather.
The flight landed safely at Jaipur airport at 5:30pm. The flight with 163 passengers on board is waiting for approval to fly to Delhi, Jaipur Airport Director told news agency ANI.
Two other Delhi-bound flights, Vistara's Mumbai-Delhi and SpiceJet's Darbhanga-Delhi were also diverted to Jaipur.
"Thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain with wind 30-50 kmph would occur over many places of entire -Delhi(IGI Airport, Safdarjung Tomb, Lodi-road), Bahadurgarh, Kharkhoda, Jhajjar, Manesar, Gurugram, Kosli, Mahendergarh, Assaund, Loharu," the India Meteorological Department had said in a tweet earlier in the afternoon.