Delhi-NCR rains Updates: Flight operations briefly suspended after heavy downpour

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New Delhi | Updated: October 3, 2019 11:41:56 pm

Delhi rain updates:The rainfall lasted for close to two hours, resulting in water logging in several parts of the city.

The capital received heavy cloud cover on Thursday evening

Delhi rains: Heavy rains in the national capital on Thursday evening resulted in water logging, heavy as also the suspension of flight operations at the Delhi airport for a few minutes. There were reports of hailstorm in some parts of the national capital. According to the Met office, there was a low-pressure area over Haryana, due to which heavy rains occurred the National Capital Region.

The rainfall lasted for close to two hours, resulting in water logging in several parts of the city. Even as Safdurjung observatory recorded 35.2 millimetres rain, Palam observatory witnessed 20 millimetres. The met office termed the rainfall “moderate”.

While the minimum recorded was 23.8 degrees Celsius, the maximum was 34.8 degree as was recorded at 5:30 pm in the evening on Thursday evening. The humidity level shifted between 83 and 55 per cent.

The heavy showers also brought down the temperature as delighted denizens took to Twitter to share pictures and videos of the rain.

With many Durga Puja festivities having begun, the sudden rainfall thrown life out of gear in the city. It lead to water logging in Moti Bagh area.

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    23:08 (IST)03 Oct 2019
    UP, Bihar battered by heavy rains

    Uttar Pradesh and Bihar have been affected by rains at the end of the four-month-long monsoon season, that ended on Monday officially. Heavy douwnpours have resulted in several rivers, including the Ganga, flowing above or near the danger mark at several places.

    22:41 (IST)03 Oct 2019
    What Met office said?

    The Regional Meteorological Centre of the IMD on Thursday evening said that there was a low pressure area over Haryana becuse of which heavyrains lashed over the National Capital Region.

    22:20 (IST)03 Oct 2019
    What are the maximum and minimum temperatures?

    The maximum and minimum temperatures on Friday are likely to be around 34 and 24 degrees Celsius respectively, the met office said.

    22:07 (IST)03 Oct 2019
    Heavy rains bring temperature down

    Heavy rains lashed several parts of Delhi in the evening bringing mercury level down, officials said. The capital recorded 35.2 mm rainfall at 8.30 PM. The temperaturerecorded at 21.6 degree Celsius, a senior MeT official told PTI. As per met department, the maximum temperature recorded at 5.30 PM was 34.8 degree Celsius, while the minimum was 23.8 degrees Celsius

    22:01 (IST)03 Oct 2019
    Delhi rains: Air India issues advisory for passengers

    National carrier Air India issued an advisory for all the passengers to leave for the airport well in advance to allow enough travel time.

    21:59 (IST)03 Oct 2019
    Heavy rain in Delhi: Water leakage at IGI airport

    As heavy rains lashed parts of the national capital on Thursday evening, water leakage was seen near the baggage check-in area at Terminal-1 of Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport.

    21:51 (IST)03 Oct 2019
    Delhi rains: Four flights diverted

    Heavy rains, accompanied by strong winds, led to the diversion of four flights when flight operations were suspended between 7:56 pm to 8:22 pm at Indira Gandhi International Airport.

    21:48 (IST)03 Oct 2019
    Flight operations in Delhi remain suspended for almost half hour

    Flight operations remained suspended between 7.56 pm to 8.22 pm at Indira Gandhi International Airport due to heavy rains on Thursday. Airlines such as Vistara and SpiceJet warned their passengers on Twitter that due to the bad weather in Delhi, their flights might get affected, PTI reported.

    Uttar Pradesh and Bihar have been battered by heavy rainfall towards the end of the monsoon season. In India, the monsoon season officially ended on Monday. Extremely heavy downpour has caused many rivers, including the Ganga, to flow above or near the danger mark at several places.
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