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Hailstorm, heavy rainfall hit parts of Noida

The meteorological department had predicted thundershowers along with hail in the national capital.

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Hailstorm hits parts of Noida

Heavy rains and hailstorms swept across parts of Noida on Thursday afternoon after overcast skies prevailed in the national capital region for most of the day.

The meteorological department had predicted thundershowers along with hail in the national capital.

In Delhi, the mercury climbed a few notches to settle at 15 degrees Celsius and parts of the city received rainfall of 0.1 mm since Wednesday night.

Hailstorm wraps the streets in white, brings traffic to standstill

 A total of 14 domestic flights and four international flights were reported to be diverted to other cities owing to adverse weather conditions that risked landing of aircraft at Delhi airports. The diversions were made for flights that were scheduled between 6 pm to 7 pm, ANI reported. Nine flights had to be diverted to Jaipur, three each to Amritsar and Lucknow, two flights to Varanasi while one flight was diverted to Indore.

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18 flights diverted from Delhi due to heavy rain, hailstorm in NCR

Heavy rains and hailstorm hit several parts of Delhi-NCR on Thursday evening, bringing temperatures further down by a few notch. The meteorological department had predicted thundershowers along with hail in the national capital.

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The minimum temperature was recorded at 15 degrees Celsius, according to the MeT Department.

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A view of the hailstorm lashed ground in Noida

The maximum temperature is expected to hover around 25 degrees Celsius, it said. Relative humidity was 89 per cent in the morning. On Wednesday, Delhi saw a warm day, with the minimum temperature settling at 12 degrees Celsius while the maximum had settled at 24 degrees Celsius.