You may have to change your elaborate Valentine's Day plans or just carry an umbrella...
New Delhi: If you did not check the weather before making your Valentine's Day plans, you must be feeling very angry/sad/dejected right now. Light rain accompanied by strong winds and hailstorm is the forecast for February 14, making Valentine's Day, a rain-drenched one for Delhiites.
Sure enough, the capital woke up rain along with sporadic splashes of sunshine. The city also witnessed an uncharacteristically heavy hailstorm a few days ago that had turned the streets white as if covered with snow.
At least 10 trains arriving in Delhi were delayed today due to low visibility conditions.
Delhi witnesses a change in weather and receives rainfall; Visuals from Vijay Chowk pic.twitter.com/QOUAePulGf— ANI (@ANI) February 14, 2019
Budget airline IndiGo also issued a statement yesterday saying, "IndiGo is slightly adjusting its flight schedule in the coming days by approximately 30 flights per day. This is in order to stabilize the network and operations impacted due to various ongoing NOTAM and predicted bad weather in the coming days."
Rain lashes parts of Delhi; Visuals from INA pic.twitter.com/6Q7njmMWIt— ANI (@ANI) February 14, 2019
More rain and hailstorm is predicted throughout the day.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) had also issued an alert on Tuesday evening informing that the interaction of the tropical easterly winds with the western disturbance and the induced low-pressure will lead to ‘fairly widespread to widespread rain/snow with isolated hailstorms’ in the western Himalayan region till Friday.
Looks like the singles in the city are having the final laugh as couples scurry around to make last-minute changes to their plans courtesy the rains.
The arrival of the disturbance could also cause isolated heavy rain or snow in Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, and Chandigarh from Thursday. In addition, eastern Rajasthan, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh and some parts of northeast India will also experience isolated rains.
"Gusty winds of the order of 30-40 kmph are most likely to prevail over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi/NCR, Uttar Pradesh and North-Rajasthan on February 14," a release issued by the Ministry of Earth Sciences said.
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Last Updated Feb 14, 2019, 10:26 AM IST