Jams In Delhi After Heavy Rain, Hailstorm During Rush Hour "Generally cloudy conditions with light to moderate rainfall at most places and isolated thunderstorm activity accompanied with strong surface winds most likely during January 21 and 22," the weather department said Delhi | Edited by Aditi Ghosh | Updated: January 22, 2019 11:58 IST
"Throughout the day, light to moderate rains accompanied by thunderstorms will cause the maximum temperature to drop to around 19 degrees Celsius. The minimum was expected to remain around 11 degrees Celsius," the Met forecast.
At least 15 trains heading to the city were delayed due to fog and low visibility, said news agency ANI. These include Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express, Malda-Delhi Junction Farakka Express, Mumbai Amritsar Express and others. The Puri-New Delhi Purushottam Express was late by six hours, Northern Railways said.
As the shower spell led to slow traffic movement, airlines such as Vistara took to Twitter leaving a message for the passengers. "Due to rain, there is traffic congestion enroute to Delhi airport road. Customers are advised to allow more time for their journey to the airport," they tweeted.
Delhi and its neighbourhood have been witnessing bouts of rain and thundershowers since Monday afternoon, a day after the warmest January day since 2012. The showers continued during evening and night leading to a drop in temperature.
The Delhi Traffic Police took to Twitter to issued advisories.
Commuters were asked to avoid Lala Lajpat Rai Marg, Barapula, Defence Colony Flyover as a road has caved in near the Lodhi Road crematorium, in which a bus is trapped. Another road going towards the INA market from Barapullah has also caved in, the police tweeted.
For the first time this season, the air quality also improved from the usual "very poor and severe" to "moderate" category as rains caused the pollution to settle while strong winds dissipated the particulate matters.
The air quality at hotspots like Anand Vihar, ITO, Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium, Mundka, Dwarka Sector-8, Ashok Vihar and Jahangirpuri improved to 'moderate' category.
Delhi-NCR receives heavy rains, thunderstorms; snowfall in Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand – See pics, videos India
Updated Jan 22, 2019 | 12:27 IST | Times Now Digital
Delhi-NCR received heavy rains and thunderstorm in the wee hours of Tuesday while snowfall took place in Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh, causing the mercury to drop
Visuals from Joshinath, Uttarkhand | Photo Credit: ANI
New Delhi/Srinagar: Heavy downpour in New Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) and fresh snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh caused the mercury to dip further on Tuesday. The national capital received heavy rains and thunderstorm in the wee hours of Tuesday, which caused water-logging and traffic jams at several areas.
The Safdarjung observatory recorded 14.8 mm rainfall in Delhi, while the Palam observatory recorded 22.8 mm rainfall. At the same time, Lodhi road observatory recorded 15 mm rainfall and Aya Nagar observatory recorded 26.1 mm rainfall, an official of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) told PTI. The rainfall resulted in minimum temperature getting recorded at 12.5 degrees Celsius, which is five notches above normal. “The maximum temperature settled at 22.6 degrees Celsius, a notch above normal," the official said.
By 8 am, the humidity level was recorded at 100 per cent. According to the weatherman, Delhi-NCR is likely to receive rainfall through the day and the mercury was expected to settle at 19 degrees Celsius.
Meanwhile,15 Delhi-bound trains were running late with an average delay of two to three hours. Some of the trains which suffered delays were Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express, Malda-Delhi Junction Farakka Express, Mumbai Amritsar Express and others. The Northern Railways also said that the Puri-New Delhi Purushottam Express was running late by six hours.
On the other hand, snowfall across hilly areas in the north, including in J&K, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand was reported. “The western disturbance active over Jammu and Kashmir has resulted in rains in the Jammu division and the snowfall in the valley over the past 24 hours, since Monday. The system is likely to weaken from Tuesday evening and we are expecting gradual improvement from tomorrow onwards,” a Met official said.
Visuals from Joshinath, Uttarkhand
Visuals from Auli, Uttarkhand.
Visuals from Chhatrapur, Delhi.
Temperature recorded at Srinagar was minus 0.2 degrees Celsius and in Pahalgam and Gulmarg it was minus 0.2 and minus 4 degrees, respectively.
A heavy avalanche hit the Jawahar Tunnel on the Srinagar-Jammu highway today, resulting in a blockade on the route and affecting the civic movement. The avalanche affected the North portal of the Kashmir side in Qazigund area of Jammu and Kashmir.
“A Western Disturbance (WD), coupled with a cyclonic circulation, has triggered widespread snowfall and rain in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Chances of severe thunderstorms in the region are also high. Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and western Uttar Pradesh will experience moderate to heavy rain along with thunderstorms,” The Weather Channel reported.
Heavy downpour in New Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) and fresh snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh caused the mercury to dip further on Tuesday. The national capital received heavy rains and thunderstorm in the wee hours of Tuesday, which caused water-logging and traffic jams at several areas.
Another good Snow Storm approaching,
This is the predicted weather for 29 January 2019, Tuesday,
the system that is approaching looks huge,
One can already see prediction of some snowfall in the Himalayas.
So looks like by 30 Jan, Wed, it will be in full force and could snow for at least 2 if not 3 days.
So if you missed the previous snowstorm,
better get ready to move.
Get ready for another good and huge SNOWSTORM.
by 30 Jan, Wed, it would have arrived over all of Kashmir Valley, and it looks like Srinagar will get some nice snowfall.
On 31 Jan, Thrus, it would have covered most of Himalayas,
So look at the prominent locations marked on this upload, and decided when you want to get there. If you going to another location, then see where are you closest to the location marked here and you should get a good idea.
Road conditions will be sever for BLACK ICE, as in most areas the snow from previous storm would not have melted, and sub zero temp would have frozen the water on the road when the sun came out.
So be really prepared this time.
And it will be fun. get stuck somewhere, maybe you will have to leave your bike or car behind for the rest of the season and then in March or April come back and collect your vehicle.
So carry SNOW CHAINS or SNOW ZIP TIES or just ROPE to wrap around the wheels to get you out of trouble.