The national capital woke up to rain and hailstorm this morning. The rain started around 7 am, followed by hailstorm minutes later in parts of Delhi. The rain and cloudy skies also led to a dip in the temperature.
The rain continued in the national capital for the fourth consecutive day.
Yesterday, the minimum temperature rose to 13.2 degrees Celsius, six notches more than normal, the India Meteorological Department said.
Parts of witnesses spells of rain and hailstorm; visuals from south Delhi
— ANI (@ANI)
Social media users shared photos and videos of streets and neighbourhoods covered in hail stones.
Early morningin SE !
What an amazing start to 2021!
— Deepak R. Sridhar (@DeepakRSridhar)
in early morning.
— Gaurav (@social_insaaan)
Goodmorning Delhi …
What a Hailstorm!!! ????
— Surabhi Lal ❤ (@SurabhiLal_)
The Safdarjung Observatory, which provides representative data for the city, recorded 1.3 mm rainfall till 5:30 pm. The weather stations at Palam, Lodhi Road and Ridge recorded 5.3 mm, 0.4mm and 4.8 mm rainfall, respectively, during the period.