Heavy rains, hailstorm, darkened sky in Delhi during morning rush hour

Rain, thunderstorm lash Delhi-NCR
Heavy rains and hailstorms in Delhi and surrounding areas brought temperatures down sharply and slowed down road traffic as the sky darkened during the morning rush hour on Tuesday.
Some trains to and from the national capital were delayed due to the fog and poor visibility conditions, sources said.
As the traffic slowed down, airlines advised their passengers to provide for longer travel time to the airport.
Delhi and other parts of the National Capital Region (NCR) had experienced rain and thundershowers yesterday, too.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) had forecast an active wet spell over north-western India between January 20 and 24. It had said heavy snowfall was likely over Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand and rainfall over Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan and some parts of the region.
IMD said the minimum temperature recorded in Delhi during the past 24 hours was 12.5 degrees Celsius, five degrees above normal for this time of the year, while the maximum was 22.6 degrees C, one degree above normal.
It has forecast a generally cloudy sky with moderate rain for today in Delhi and light rain tomorrow.

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