New Delhi, May 17: Heavy rains lashed Delhi on Friday. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on May 17 issued a warning that the national capital and its adjoining areas including Meerut, Modinagar, Loni and Khair would also witness hail precipitation. According to the IMD, a thunderstorm with rain and gusty winds would occur over Delhi, Hisar, Rohtak, Jhajjar, Panipat, Kosli, Sonipat, Bagpat, Gurugram, Rewari, Bawal, Manesar Ghaziabad, Noida, Hodal, Mahendragarh.
Light rains accompanied with a wind speed of 30-40 km/h is most likely over West Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan. These rains will bring relief from the scorching heat in the northern part of the country. Meanwhile, Maharashtra’s Vidarbha will continue to experience heatwave conditions. Delhi Secretariat Roof Witnesses Leakage Amid Heavy Rains, Waterlogging Inside Building; Watch Video.
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The cyclonic circulation over north Pakistan caused by a fresh Western Disturbance (WD) is likely to bring widespread rain accompanied by thunderstorm over Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. The intensity of these will be light to moderate. According to Skymet, the Western Disturbance will lose its strength and start moving away. However, another strong Western Disturbance is expected to approach the hills around May 21.