Heavy rain accompanied by hail and strong winds hit many parts of Delhi and neighbouring Noida this evening bringing down the temperature. It looked like it snowed on the empty roads of the national capital.
On Friday too, light rain brought down the temperature in Delhi.
Social media went into an overdrive, with many sharing videos and images on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Videos on Twitter show pounding rain and hailstones hitting the streets.
Rain lashes parts of Delhi; Visuals from near Red Fort pic.twitter.com/0wSlKPbitd— ANI (@ANI) April 18, 2020
Crazy rain and hail in Delhi on Day ?? of lockdown. And in minutes, the sun ⛅️ peeps out. pic.twitter.com/cQBWRWVbPY— Shylaja Varma (@ShylajaVarma) April 18, 2020
freaking weather in Delhi.— Point of View (@shyamznwar) April 18, 2020
what is going on?
just don't understand, in month of April so much of rain here.
Ole ole ole ole???? pic.twitter.com/4b37FnmTPj
The India Meteorological Department said the maximum temperature is expected to hover around 40 degrees till April 20 in Delhi.
The weatherman had predicted strong winds for today. A partly cloudy sky and thundery development is the prediction for Sunday as well.
The mercury has been steadily rising in Delhi - the rain is expected to bring some relief. The city recorded a maximum of 37.3 degrees and a minimum of 22.6 degrees today.