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Heavy hailstorm hits Delhi, rain lashes parts of the capital region | Watch

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: The national capital witnessed surprise rainfall along with harsh winds on late Friday evening. According to a forecast by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the weather is likely to remain the same for the next few hours.

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“As forecast, a western disturbance is influencing Delhi and light rains were forecast towards the evening and night time. Wind speeds ranged between 30kmph and 40 kmph, and similar conditions are expected on Saturday too,” IMD scientist RK Jenamani told sources.

The weather department also predicted that Delhi and the national capital region (NCR) are going to receive more hailstorms in the next 24 hours.

As per a tweet posted by IMD at 2:45 am, thunderstorms with “light to moderate intensity rain and gusty winds with speed of 20-30 kmph” will occur over and adjoining areas of isolated regions of Delhi and NCR, including in Noida, Greater Noida, Ghaziabad and Indirapuram, among others, in the next two hours.

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Additionally, other parts of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh, including Rohtak, Kurukshetra, Kaithal, Narwana, Rajaund, Barwala and others, are also likely to receive showers and thunderstorm today.

The Met department in its latest bulletin informed that besides Delhi-NCR, 22 states and Union territories (UTs) have been forecasted to receive showers along with gusty winds till February 28.

Additionally, north Rajasthan will also see isolated light rainfall with thunderstorms and lightning during the next 24 hours.

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