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Delhi temperature drops by 11 degrees amid thundershowers; flight operations affected

Updated on: 23 May,2022 11:35 AM IST  |  Delhi
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The airport authorities have requested the passengers to contact the airline concerned for updated flight information

Delhi temperature drops by 11 degrees amid thundershowers; flight operations affected

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Flight operations at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport were affected on Monday morning as several parts of the national capital and the NCR received heavy rain with thunderstorm.

Rains accompanied by strong winds lashed over Delhi NCR, leading to a sharp fall in temperature."




Today, just from 5:40 am till 7 am, the temperature fell by 11 degrees Celsius, from 29 degrees Celsius to 18 degrees Celsius," said India Meteorological Department (IMD).


IMD predicted the rain and thunderstorm to continue in Delhi NCR for the next two hours.

The airport authorities have requested the passengers to contact the airline concerned for updated flight information.

"Due to bad weather, flight operations at Delhi airport are affected. Passengers are requested to get in touch with the airline concerned for updated flight information," Delhi Airport tweeted.

Meanwhile, India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted that thundershower with moderate intensity rain and gusty winds with speed of 60-90 Km/h would continue to occur over and adjoining areas of entire Delhi and NCR during the next two hours.

Strong winds and heavy rain uprooted trees in parts of Delhi which resulted in roads getting blocked. IMD said that impact on vulnerable structures, kutcha houses, traffic and visibility is expected and suggested people to stay indoors and avoid travel if possible.

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