Heavy rains and thunder squall hit Delhi
It was darkness at noon for the capital on Sunday as heavy rains accompanied by thunder squall lashed the city.
New Delhi: It was darkness at noon for the
capital on Sunday as heavy rains accompanied by thunder squall
lashed the city, taking by surprise Delhiites who were
experiencing relatively warmer weather for the past few days.
Several areas of the capital were lashed by rains that
started at around 3.20 PM and continued for over an hour
leading to waterlogging in various stretches. Some parts of
the city also experienced hailstorm.
Though the morning was sunny, clouds and darkness
descended on the city along with rains, prompting motorists to
switch on the headlights of their cars.
Traffic was not affected much due to rains and
waterlogging as it was a Sunday and vehicular movement was
less on the roads.
A road near Aurobindo Marg in south Delhi caved in after
rains and vehicular movement became slow on the busy
Sun has been shinning very brightly for the past few
days in the capital and the lowest temperature was recorded at
10.0 degree Celsius yesterday.
The first week of February saw the temperatures rise well
above normal levels, but a spell of rain early last week
brought the temperatures down.