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(Rajesh Mehta / BCCL, Delhi)

On Monday evening, heavy rains followed by an intense hailstorm lashed parts of Delhi. The stormy conditions have revisited the city exactly a week after another storm hit the national capital and impacted flight operations.

While the wet weather dipped mercury levels, providing much relief from the rising temperatures, the stormy conditions caused havoc in the national capital.

On the Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, the strength of the winds broke several AC units, which were then on the verge of falling down. Cars were seen shaking on the roads, and a constructed site shattered due to gusty winds that swept the city at a speed of 50 km/hr.

Several trees have also been uprooted due to the force of the winds.

Naturally, the rains did not even spare the traffic. Not only were the roads jam-packed, but the inclement weather also impacted flight operations. “Please keep enough travel time in hand to avoid any hassle. Keep a check on your flight status. For any assistance, DM us on Twitter/Facebook,” IndiGo tweeted.

Furthermore, power blackouts have been reported in several parts of the Delhi-NCR.

Here are some more visuals tweeted by Delhi netizens.

Earlier today, the regional met-office had forecast a thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain and gusty winds. As per forecasts, the maximum temperature is likely to settle at around 41 degrees Celsius.


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