Rain, hailstorms lash Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 18: It was a wet Friday morning in the capital after a night of heavy rain and even hail in many parts, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said. The cloud cover over the city saw a slight increase in temperature with the minimum temperature recorded four notches above average at 11.3 degrees Celsius.

The maximum temperature is expected to be around 18 degrees Celsius, the IMD official added. More rain and hailstorms are expected in the day, the weather office said. The city recorded a total of 21 mm of rain.

“Hailstorm and rainfall are normal for this time of year. It is an impact of the western disturbance,” an IMD official said.

There was no fog and visibility was a good 2,600 meters at 8.30 a.m.

Humidity recorded was 100 percent.

Thursday’s maximum temperature was a notch above at 20.8 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperature settled three notches above average at 9.7 degrees Celsius.

IANS