Updated March 4th, 2024 at 09:00 IST

Delhi-NCR to Receive Light Shower; IMD Predicts Heavy Rain, Thunderstorm in These States

The weather across North India will be witnessing disturbances with many areas expected to receive moderate rain accompanied with thunderstorms and lightning

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Places which will be expecting rain today | Image:PTI
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India Weather News Today UPDATES: The weather across North India will be witnessing disturbances with many areas expected to receive light to moderate rain accompanied with thunderstorms and lightning for the next five days, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted. Many areas in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand will receive scattered rainfall or moderate snowfall along with strong winds up to 30 kmph  to a cyclonic circulation that has formed over West Punjab and its adjacent areas, the IMD further predicted.

The IMD has predicted isolated to scattered and moderate rainfall accompanied with thunderstorms, lightning and strong, gusty winds ranging from 30 kmph to 40 kmph over Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal and Sikkim. 

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Several parts of the National Capital Region (NCR) witnessed hailstorm, high-speed winds and rain on Sunday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

Earlier in the day, the IMD had said thunderstorm with light-to-moderate intensity rain might occur at isolated places in Delhi (Civil Lines, Dilshad Garden, Seemapuri, Kashmiri Gate, Seelampur, Shahdara, Vivek Vihar, Red Fort, Preet Vihar, Rajeev Chowk, ITO, India Gate, Akshardham Temple, Nehru Stadium) as well as in adjoining areas, such as Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh and Sonipat, Bahadurgarh and some isolated pockets of Gurugram in Haryana.

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The IMD had also forecast the possibility of hailstorm. The city recorded a maximum temperature of 26.2 degrees Celsius, with the minimum temperature settling at 13.7 degrees Celsius, the IMD said.

The national capital had registered 4 mm rainfall in the 24-hour period ending at 8:30 am on Sunday. The sky would be cloudy over the next few days, the IMD said.

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The humidity level was recorded at 70 per cent at 5:20 pm. The city's Air Quality Index (AQI) stood at 138, in the "moderate" category, at 10 pm, according to the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB).

(With inputs from PTI)

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Published March 4th, 2024 at 07:41 IST