Flights Diverted As Thunderstorm, Hail Hits Delhi, Neighbouring Areas


Several flights were diverted at Delhi airport between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m. this morning when a thunderstorm hit the national capital and its adjacent cities Noida, Ghaziabad and Gurgaon. While moderate to intense rain hit most areas of New Delhi, there were reports of a hail storm in the civilian area of ​​northern Delhi.

The deviated flights were national carriers. GoAir G8 709, which came from Ahmedabad, was diverted to Jaipur from Rajasthan, while the Vistara UK 946 flight was diverted to Lucknow from Uttar Pradesh. IndiGo had also published a notice yesterday taking into account the weather forecast.

A cold winter returned to the national capital this morning when the rain joined the wind, blowing from south to southeast at a speed of around 15 to 20 km / h that reduced the temperature in the morning. The climate department also said that Delhi is expected to receive intense periods of rain and storms with isolated episodes of hail storms over the next two days.

Although the weather at 7:30 a.m. was ideal for passengers to lower their windows on the road, this changed rapidly, with a thunderstorm and heavy rain shortly after 8:30 a.m. The weather forecast for Valentine’s Day mentioned moderate to intense rain along with hail spells.

Valentine’s Day, however, will not be a complete buffer for couples who want to keep their appointments, as the hourly weather forecast shows a pleasant evening between 4 pm and 6 pm. However, for those who travel daily, traffic at rush hour may be adversely affected, as is the case on most rainy days. Flights and trains could also be affected due to the morning fog and during a hail storm.

The temperature in Delhi and NCR for Valentine’s Day will remain pleasant, with a high forecast of 20 degrees Celsius and a minimum of 12 degrees Celsius. The feeling of cold will be a factor today, since the average temperature of the day of 14 degrees will feel like 11 degrees.