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Strong winds and heavy rain lash parts of national capital, causing power outage in Delhi-NCR, flights chaos

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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New Delhi: After the scorching heat, Delhiites got relief after a long time, the sky is covered with dark clouds since Monday morning. Also it is raining with thunder and shine. Apart from this, strong winds are also blowing and trees have also fallen on the roads in many parts. In such a situation, the weather has become pleasant. Meanwhile, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted strong winds and dust storms reaching 50 to 90 kmph in Delhi-NCR and adjoining areas during the next 2 hours. Light to moderate intensity rain is also expected.

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Several parts of Delhi and nearby areas witnessed power blackouts due to heavy rain accompanied by strong winds early this morning. The bad weather also affected flight operations at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport with several airlines requesting passengers to check on their flight status before heading to the airport.

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According to the Meteorological Department, Delhi will remain cloudy throughout the day on Monday. In view of the possibility of rain, an orange alert has also been issued. The weather is likely to remain the same on May 24, for which a yellow alert has been issued. Due to this change in the weather, there has been a lot of relief from the heat. There has also been a drop in the temperature. The maximum temperature in Delhi is expected to be 39 degree Celsius and the minimum temperature is 23 degree Celsius on Monday.
Earlier on Sunday, the maximum temperature was recorded at 39.3 degrees Celsius, one below normal and the minimum temperature was 23.1 degrees Celsius, 3 below normal.

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

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“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.

SpiceJet tweeted that the bad weather in Delhi may affect departures and arrivals at the airport as it requested its passengers to keep a check on their flight status.

In an earlier tweet, the IMD said vulnerable structures and kutcha houses could suffer damages due to the thunderstorm, and that traffic disruptions are likely.

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It also predicted 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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On Twitter, several people have posted tweets on their experiences this morning.

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