New Delhi, November 27: Rains combined with hailstorm lashed Delhi-NCR and parts of Haryana on Wednesday afternoon, in accordance with the alert issued by weather agencies. Following the showers, the air quality index (AQI) visibly improved. Far from poor category recorded till tomorrow, the AQI reached to "satisfactory" level in parts of the national capital. SC Pulls Up Punjab, Haryana Governments Over Stubble Burning.
For some Delhi residents, the rain brought to memories the woes of Monsoon as the roads were covered with sleet and brief traffic snarls being witnessed, The overall impact of the rains was positive on the city residents as the showers are expected to improve the weather quality for the next couple of days.
Delhiites Take to Social Media to Share Rain Updates
@ArvindKejriwal @SatyendarJain @msisodia @pwddelhi sir this is the position of main ring road delhi. Rajouri garden marble market . Metro pillar 190 to 195 there is no drain. Each time it rains, water has to evaporate to vo. Please retweet. pic.twitter.com/f8VdlW748V
— manish (@umidelhi) November 27, 2019
— प्रभात पान्डेय (@iprabhatpandey) November 27, 2019
Winter to Finally Begin
Rains in delhi ....hoping they will usher in winter spell. pic.twitter.com/SIe0zNR4gQ
— kamaljit sandhu (@kamaljitsandhu) November 27, 2019
Delhi has been reeling under choking air since the past month, as stubble burning increased in neighbouring Punjab and Haryana to clear the lands for Rabi season. The situation deteriorated to an extent where the Supreme Court had on Monday compared the city with "hell".
Apart from giving respite from air pollution, the unseasonal rains are also expected to pave the way for Winter. Despite the season beginning in North India as per the IMD, temperatures in NCR and other parts of the North have remained considerably high. The mercury is expected to dip in the next couple of days as the intensity of snowfall in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand has increased.