Defence minister's flight among 11 diverted due to Delhi rain: Report

  • Delhi's primary weather station, Safdarjung Observatory, recorded a maximum temperature of 44.4 degrees Celsius, five notches above normal.
A heatwave seared Delhi on Friday before thundershowers and gusty winds brought some respite towards the evening.(File Photo / Representational Image)
A heatwave seared Delhi on Friday before thundershowers and gusty winds brought some respite towards the evening.(File Photo / Representational Image)
Updated on May 21, 2022 04:41 AM IST
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At least 11 flights, including the one Defence Minister Rajnath Singh was flying in, were diverted on Friday, due to the bad weather in Delhi, news agency ANI has reported.

According to the ANI report, the flight was diverted to Agra. The Union defence minister was heading back to Delhi after attending a function at Shree Swaminarayan Temple in Gujarat's Vadodara,  it also reported.

Delhi residents on Friday recieved much-needed relief on Friday after the city recived light rain accompanied with thunderstorm and gusty winds.  Some areas in east and northeast Delhi also received a hailstorm, according to local reports.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) weather forecast,  light to moderate showers are likely to continue in the region till May 24, which are likely push daytime temperature down by a few notches.

A cyclonic circulation persisting over Punjab and Haryana will lead to intermittent thundershowers on Saturday, weather forecasters said.

(With agency inputs)

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