Fresh showers lashed Delhi and the neighbouring regions on Sunday while dark clouds cast a gloomy atmosphere. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert for snowfall in Himachal Pradesh.
Meanwhile, thunderstorms and lightning have been predicted in Northwest and Central India, including Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh, Western Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. “Dense fog in isolated pockets of northeast Madhya Pradesh, plains of Uttarakhand, Gangetic West Bengal and Odisha,” said a release.
Meanwhile, an IMD press release said, “Light to moderate rainfall/snowfall occurred at many places over Arunachal Pradesh; at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim. Light to moderate rainfall also occurred at many places over Assam & Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura and at isolated places over Punjab, Rajasthan, Vidarbha, Gangetic West Bengal, Odisha, Tamil Nadu and Kerala and Mahe.”
Flight operations affected after light rainfall in Delhi
Flight operations remained affected in the national capital due to bad weather. Several flights were delayed after light rainfall lashed the city in the early hours of Sunday. A light haze was also reduced visibility at the Indira Gandhi International Airport.
Earlier on Saturday, Delhi continued to grapple with cold and dense fog conditions as the temperature was recorded at 12 degrees Celsius at 6:00 am. The maximum temperature in Delhi, NCR settled at 20 degrees Celsius while the minimum temperature settled at 7 degree Celsius. Delhi’s main weather station, Safdarjung recorded a visibility of 200 metres at 6:30 am today.