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IMD said that there is a possibility of rain with thunderstorm and lightning in many parts of the country on Saturday

New Delhi: India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that there is a possibility of rain with thunderstorm and lightning in many parts of the country on Saturday. “Light to moderate rain with thunder and lightning very likely over Uttarakhand, Tamil Nadu and Rajasthan during next 3 hours,” the IMD posted on Twitter. The weather department has also predicted that there is a possibility of light rain and lightning along with thunderstorm in southern Punjab, Haryana, Delhi and western Uttar Pradesh. Light rain with thunder and lightning is also likely over South Punjab, Haryana, Delhi, West Uttar Pradesh, Meghalaya, South-East Arunachal Pradesh, South-East Assam, Manipur, South Interior Karnataka and Kerala during the next 3 hours. This was added. On Friday night, Delhi Police received 152 calls related to uprooting of trees, 55 calls related to building damage and 202 calls related to power disruption. After days of soaring temperatures, Delhi-NCR was lashed by severe thunderstorms, strong winds and rain on Friday evening, disrupting traffic in the national capital and forcing diversion of flights. There was also a sudden and intense dust storm in nearby areas like Noida and Ghaziabad. Delhi airport sources said that due to bad weather, 9 flights going towards the city were diverted to Jaipur. Traffic in the national capital and surrounding areas was also affected as trees fell on roads due to strong winds. Several cars were also damaged when shuttering installed for repair of a building in Noida’s Sector 58 fell on the vehicles.

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