Rain, hailstorm lash Gurgaon, one killed in Pataudi

  • Gulam Jeelani, Hindustan Times, Gurgaon
  • Updated: May 25, 2016 23:23 IST
The showers brought down the maximum temperature by six degrees to 38.5 degrees Celsius on Wednesday. (PTI)

Sudden rain accompanied by hailstorm and wind lashed several parts of Gurgaon on Wednesday evening, causing a dip in the maximum temperature. The city received nearly 10mm of rain.

It was sunny in the city till afternoon but towards evening clouds gathered in the sky, leading to rain and hailstorm.

A 70-year-old man, Ishwar Singh, died after the tin shed of his house collapsed in the strong wind in Pataudi area of the city. His wife Basanti Devi sustained injuries in the incident.

Much to the relief of citizens struggling with water and power crisis for many days now, the weatherman has predicted similar weather conditions for at least two more days. The change in weather was because of western disturbances, the impact of which will continue till Friday evening, an official at the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

The showers brought down the temperature by six degrees. The maximum temperature recorded in Gurgaon on Wednesday was 38.5 degrees Celsius while the minimum temperature was 25 degree Celsius. Both the maximum and minimum temperatures were normal for the season.

“The western disturbances have caused the change in weather conditions in Gurgaon and other NCR areas. The weather will continue to be pleasant in the morning and evening for the next two days,” an IMD

official said.


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