Owing to the sudden rains that lashed the Delhi-NCR region, at least 3 flights were diverted and 40 services were delayed at Delhi airport.on Wednesday.
Mumbai-Delhi flights were diverted to other cities
At least 25 flight departures and 15 flight comings were postponed due to poor weather on Wednesday, they stated. Vistara stated on Twitter that its two Mumbai-Delhi flights were diverted to other cities — one to Jaipur and another to Indore — due to heavy rains in Delhi.
Sources informed at least three flights, including the aforementioned two of Vistara, were diverted to other cities from the Delhi airport. Delhi airport’s operator DIAL did not answer PTI’s request for a report on the matter.
Heavy rainfall lashed parts of Delhi-NCR today afternoon, bringing the much-needed respite from the heat. Heavy rains and thunderstorms were seen in parts of the national capital region. Delhi city had been reeling under muggy weather requirements for the last several days and today’s rains provided much-needed relief to people who were seen enjoying the showers.
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The climate department had given a yellow alert, warning of moderate to heavy rainfall in Delhi on Wednesday. Generally, cloudy sky, moderate rain, or thundershowers are expected in the city over the next three days. The national capital recorded a minimum temperature of 28.2 degrees Celsius, a notch above average. The maximum temperature is possible to settle at approximately 33 degrees Celsius. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted “enhanced rainfall activity” over northwest India for two-three days.
The Safdarjung Observatory, Delhi’s primary weather station, has recorded 189.6 mm of rainfall against a normal of 201 mm since the beginning of the monsoon season on June 1.
But most of the rains in July arrived on the first day (117.2 mm). The Safdarjung Observatory recorded 30 mm of rain between 8:30 am on Saturday at 8:30 am on Sunday. However, other weather stations have recorded light to moderate rainfall on several occasions this month. The IMD uses four color codes for climate warnings: green (no action needed), yellow (watch and stay updated), orange (be prepared), and red (take action).
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