After days of reeling under intense heat wave, the capital had some relief, thanks to heavy rainfall in several parts of Delhi-NCR. The rains brought temperature down, which had been touching record levels in the past few days.
Some regions of Delhi-NCR like Noida also witnessed hailstorm. This came after Delhiites woke up to partially cloudy skies.
Meanwhile, the weather department said that the temperature touched a maximum of 43.6 degree celsius during the day, which is the same as on Wednesday.
The MeT department forecast for rainfall in the next 48 hours is as follows:
East: Would occur at many places in Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim; would occur at isolated places in Gangetic West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar and mainly dry weather would prevail in Jharkhand.
North :Would occur at isolated places in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir, Rajasthan and mainly dry weather would prevail in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh.
Central: Would occur at a few places in Vidarbha and would occur at isolated placea in Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh.
Peninsula: Would occur at most places in coastal Karnataka; would occur at many places in Konkan and Goa, north coastal Andhra Pradesh,Kerala; would occur at a few places in Telangana, south interior Karnataka and would occur at isolated places in Gujarat state, Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada, south coastal Andra Pradesh, Rayalaseema,Tamil Nadu and north interior Karnataka.
Islands: Would occur at many places in Andaman, Nicobar and Lakshadweep.
(With PTI inputs)
Source: Indian Meteorological Department