Delhi likely to witness thunderstorm again today

A day after the Delhi-NCR region witnessed a massive thunder storm, the Met Office has forecast a similar spells of rain on Saturday.

IANS| Last Updated: May 31, 2014, 16:02 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: A day after the Delhi-NCR region witnessed a massive thunder storm, the Met Office has forecast a similar spells of rain on Saturday.

"The sky will be partly cloudy with thundershowers in some parts of the city on Saturday," said an official of the India Meteorological Department.

A massive dust storm and heavy rainfall hit the national capital on Friday evening, killing at least nine people in the NCR region.

The thunder storm crippled road traffic, metro services and flight operations and hitting power supply.

The national capital reeled under massive outages as all major power lines and electricity generating stations were damaged by the powerful thunderstorm.

Giving details about the electricity supply in the national capital, Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal said that out of the total 68 power lines that tripped, 49 were fixed overnight.

The maximum temperature is likely to hover around 42 degrees Celsius.

Humidity recorded at 8.30 am was 31 percent.

The city received 0.6 mm rainfall since Friday.

Met department termed the Friday`s storm as "cumulonimbus" and attributed it to western disturbance over Pakistan. NCR areas of east Delhi, Noida and Ghaziabad were most affected by the storm.