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IMD predicts thunderstorms, heavy downpour in Delhi-NCR today

The weather department has issued a yellow alert in the national capital for Sunday and an orange alert for Monday.

IMD predicts thunderstorms, heavy downpour in Delhi-NCR today

New Delhi: Rain lashed parts of Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) in the early hours of Sunday (August 1). In the midst of the monsoon season, the national capital has been receiving spells of rain.

National weather forecasting agency India Meteorological Department on Sunday morning predicted thunderstorm with moderate to heavy intensity rain over Delhi and NCR.

"Thunderstorm with moderate to heavy intensity rain would occur over and adjoining areas of entire Delhi, NCR (Bahadurgarh, Gurugram, Manesar, Faridabad, Ballabhgarh, Loni Dehat, Hindon AF Station, Ghaziabad, Indirapuram, Chhapraula, Noida, Dadri, Greater Noida) Panipat, Gohana, Gannaur, Sonipat, Rohtak, Charkhi Dadri, Mattanhail, Jhajjar, Kosali, Farukhnagar, Bawal, Rewari, Nuh, Sohana, Hodal, Aurangabad, Palwal (Haryana) Muzaffarnagar, Shamli, Baraut, Bagpat, Nazibabad, Bijnaur, Hastinapur, Khatauli, Sakoti Tanda, Meerut, Modinagar, Rampur, Moradabad, Billari, Sambhal, Amroha, Garhmukteshwar, Siyana, Hapur, Pilakhua, Bahajoi, Anupshahar, Jahangirabad, Shikarpur, Bulandshahar, Gulaoti, Khurja, Barsana, Nandgaon (U.P.) Kotputli, Khairthal, Tizara, Deeg (Rajasthan) during next 2 hours," said IMD in an official statement at 7:15 am.

On Saturday, the minimum temperature stood at 28.2 degrees Celsius, the IMD said.

The city received an average of 43.6 mm of rainfall till 8:30 am, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

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