Delhi-NCR Hailstorm: Latest In The Series Of Indian Regions Hit By This Phenomenon

by Tooba Shaikh
Delhi-NCR Hailstorm: Latest In The Series Of Indian Regions Hit By This Phenomenon

It seems that the weather throughout the country is rather erratic. Unseasonal showers and hailstorms are being recorded throughout the country. It seems that the effects of climate change might finally be catching up to us. In the last week, many regions of India have been hit by an unforeseen and extremely unpredictable hailstorm. Delhi-NCR is the latest in the series of these regions that were affected by this unique climatic phenomenon of hailstorms.

Delhi-NCR Hailstorm: It’s Raining Hail In The National Capital

In a recent tweet, the India Meteorological Department or IMD said that parts of Delhi have recorded hailstorms. In addition to Delhi, places like Kabirdham and Chilpi Ghati in Chhattisgarh have also been witnessing unprecedented hailstorms.

Furthermore, the IMD has also stated that these areas will continue to have cloudy skies and the weather will be windy with light rains. The winds in the region will be up to 30 and 40 kilometres per hour. This weather is said to continue for at least the next two days.

The erratic weather is not unique to Delhi. It seems that lately, unseasonal rains have been plaguing many parts of the country. Even though it is currently the summer season in Mumbai, it has been raining sporadically for the past couple of weeks.

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Many Parts Of The Country Plagued By Hailstorms

A couple of days ago, Vikarabad in Telangana, too, witnessed this out-of-season phenomenon. Sadly, these unseasonal rains and hailstorms are destroying many seasonal crops and farmers are suffering because of it. The hailstorm in Vikarabad also destroyed a lot of crops.

Many people have taken to Twitter and are posting videos of hail falling from the sky on the micro-blogging site. Because of this unseasonal rain and hailstorm, the temperature in Delhi has dropped considerably. 

Apart from Delhi, thunderstorms have also been recorded in regions Like Telangana, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Ladakh, Kashmir, West Rajasthan, East Rajasthan, Vidarbha, Jharkhand, Gangetic West Bengal, Kutch, Muzaffarabad, Gilgit, Haryana, Jammu, Himachal Pradesh, and more.

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