As per Indian Meteorological Department’s weekly predictions, Delhi faced a widespread rainfall on the 14th of March along with hail and thunderstorms.
The humidity level in the morning was 88 percent, along with the minimum temperature of 17.4 degrees Celsius. The capital has experienced rainfall of 37 mm rainfall as per IMD reports (from 0830 IST, 14 March) till the morning of 15 March.
Twitter feeds were bombarded with pictures of and comments on the hailstorm in Delhi, and of the traffic congestion that ensued soon after. The traffic was stuck at Mahadev Chowk, Bawana, Panchwati Colony, Anand Parbat, Kashmere Gate, Rohtak road, and Punjabi Bagh.
VICTIMS STILL IN RELIEF CAMPS, FARMERS IN ADJOINING AREAS UNDER PRESSURE
Reports said that the rainfall that preceded the hailstorm in the preceding week had made residing in relief camps very strenuous for the riot victims. People in refugee camps have been reporting sleeplessness and other issues due to flooding of the refugee camps and wet mattresses. The structures are not permanent and suitable for this weather.
The farmers in the neighboring regions are affected severely. Reports in the week earlier had given preparatory warnings to accompanying regions like Punjab and Haryana for heavy rainfall, high wind speed, and consequent crop damage in the region.
Temperatures are supposed to rise next week, and the weather might clear up. However, the IMD weekly report dated 15 March does say that Delhi will experience fog and mist in the mornings for the following week, and a partly thundery development is expected on the 20th of March.