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Two trucks and a bus partially submerged at Pul Prahladpur on Thursday.(Amal KS/HT Photo)

Repeat of flood, snarls trauma after heaviest rain this season in Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Vatsala Shrangi and Ashish Mishra
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 05:53 AM IST
The IMD at 5am Thursday issued an ‘Orange’ alert, warning of heavy rain in isolated places and predicting moderate rain and thundershowers in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) between 5.30am and 8.30am.
An auto breaks down on a waterlogged road in east Delhi on Monday(Ajay Aggarwal /HT Photo)
An auto breaks down on a waterlogged road in east Delhi on Monday(Ajay Aggarwal /HT Photo)

IMD predicts widespread rain in Delhi, monsoon deficit drops

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 05:37 AM IST
Heavy showers likely till Thursday; intermittent and intense spells reported from across Delhi on Tuesday.
Humidity levels oscillated between 46 per cent and 85 per cent. (Photo by Burhaan Kinu / Hindustan Times)
Humidity levels oscillated between 46 per cent and 85 per cent. (Photo by Burhaan Kinu / Hindustan Times)

Mercury crosses 40 degree Celsius-mark in Delhi

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 28, 2020 08:09 PM IST
The weather stations at Palam, Najafgarh, Ayanagar, and Pusa recorded the maximum temperature between 40 degrees Celsius and 44 degrees Celsius.
The weather stations at Palam and Pusa recorded their maximum temperature at 41.4 and 42.2 degrees Celsius, respectively.(AFP)
The weather stations at Palam and Pusa recorded their maximum temperature at 41.4 and 42.2 degrees Celsius, respectively.(AFP)

Mercury hovers near 40 degree Celsius in Delhi

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2020 09:46 PM IST
The Safdarjung Observatory, which provides representative figures for the city, recorded a maximum of 40.8 degrees Celsius, which was a notch above normal.
People by the banks of the Yamuna river at Wazirabad, as Delhi battled a heatwave.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
People by the banks of the Yamuna river at Wazirabad, as Delhi battled a heatwave.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Power demand goes up as mercury rises, curbs ease

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 26, 2020 12:57 AM IST
An analysis of government data also showed that Delhi’s power demand increased by over 31% since lockdown curbs were relaxed on May 18 but the daily average demand was 11% lower than what was recorded during the same week last year.
The minimum temperature recorded by the IMD in Delhi on Friday was 14 degrees Celsius, while the maximum was 22 degrees.(RAJ K RAJ/HT PHOTO.)
The minimum temperature recorded by the IMD in Delhi on Friday was 14 degrees Celsius, while the maximum was 22 degrees.(RAJ K RAJ/HT PHOTO.)

Thundershowers lash Delhi; cold spell to continue for 20 days, says IMD

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 06, 2020 05:53 PM IST
Flight schedules went awry at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport due to the sudden change in weather. National carrier Air India in a statement requested passengers to arrive at the airport well in advance for departures.
Poll Counting for Palam will take place on February 11.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Poll Counting for Palam will take place on February 11.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

AAP’s Bhavna Gaur wins Palam

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2020 04:52 PM IST
Delhi assembly election results 2020 latest update: Counting of votes is underway at Palam Assembly seat. RJD candidate Nirmal Kumar Singh is contesting against AAP candidate Bhavna Gaur and Vijay Pandit of the BJP. Stay here for round-wise vote counting updates.
Leader of opposition in the Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta will contest the polls from the Rohini seat again.(Sonu Mehta/HT archive)
Leader of opposition in the Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta will contest the polls from the Rohini seat again.(Sonu Mehta/HT archive)

Delhi Assembly Election 2020: Congress ties up with RJD; to announce names of remaining 16 contenders on Monday

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai
UPDATED ON JAN 20, 2020 10:51 PM IST
Delhi Assembly Election 2020: On Sunday, Delhi Congress chief Subhash Chopra confirmed that the party has finalised an alliance with the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) on four seats to woo Purvanchali voters.
Jammu and Kashmir, Jan 18 (ANI): Snow-covered shrine Chrar-e-Sharif after heavy snowfall in Kanidajan on Saturday. (ANI Photo)
Jammu and Kashmir, Jan 18 (ANI): Snow-covered shrine Chrar-e-Sharif after heavy snowfall in Kanidajan on Saturday. (ANI Photo)

Cold wave continues in north India, rains in Himachal and UP

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JAN 19, 2020 02:58 AM IST
A thick blanket of fog covered the national capital Saturday morning. The minimum temperature in the city was 8.4 degrees Celsius, a notch above the normal, and visibility was reduced to 50 metres in the Palam area during the morning hours due to a dense fog.
In 2013, Kejriwal defeated then-chief minister Sheila Dikhshit of the Congress.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
In 2013, Kejriwal defeated then-chief minister Sheila Dikhshit of the Congress.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Delhi Elections 2020: Congress too doesn’t name a face against Arvind Kejriwal

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra and Abhishek Dey
UPDATED ON JAN 19, 2020 02:09 AM IST
Delhi Elections 2020: Senior Congress leaders said that the party leadership is still holding talks regarding whom to field against Kejriwal as it is looking for a strong candidate who can give him the AAP chief a tough fight .
People are seen wearing warm clothes amid dense fog on a cold morning, at Rajpath, New Delhi, on Monday.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)
People are seen wearing warm clothes amid dense fog on a cold morning, at Rajpath, New Delhi, on Monday.(Arvind Yadav/HT Photo)

Behind Delhi’s coldest December day in 119 years, a rare weather phenomenon

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 14, 2020 04:06 PM IST
The national capital has been witnessing its most unforgiving winter season in the past 22 years, as the minimum temperature has remained around 3 degrees Celsius for a few days.
The three shops at the mouth of the flyover loop on Dabri-Palam Road, which connects to the Pankha Road flyover, reduced a 150-foot wide entryway to less than 20 feet.(HT Photo)
The three shops at the mouth of the flyover loop on Dabri-Palam Road, which connects to the Pankha Road flyover, reduced a 150-foot wide entryway to less than 20 feet.(HT Photo)

Demolition of shops to rid Dabri-Palam Road of traffic snarls

New Delhi | By Ashish Mishra
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2019 11:57 PM IST
The three shops at the mouth of the flyover loop on Dabri-Palam Road, which connects to the Pankha Road flyover, reduced a 150-foot wide entryway to less than 20 feet.
A roughly 1-km-long, 30-metre-wide dividing road between sectors 1 and 2 in Palam Vihar has foot-deep potholes.(Yogendra Kumar/HT)
A roughly 1-km-long, 30-metre-wide dividing road between sectors 1 and 2 in Palam Vihar has foot-deep potholes.(Yogendra Kumar/HT)

DC directs MCG to repair damaged Palam sector road

Gurugram | By Dhananjay Jha
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2019 07:47 AM IST
Residents said the development was reassuring as it came after two years of the Haryana Shahari Vikas Pradhikaran (HSVP) and the Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) passing the buck.
The rainfall will also help to bring down the temperature from 40°C to around 34°C by Tuesday. Tuesday’s forecast also shows possibilities of strong winds and rain.(HT Photo)
The rainfall will also help to bring down the temperature from 40°C to around 34°C by Tuesday. Tuesday’s forecast also shows possibilities of strong winds and rain.(HT Photo)

Cloudy skies, rain over next few days in Delhi: IMD

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 24, 2019 10:23 AM IST
The forecast shows that after a hot weekend of maximum temperature hovering around 41°C on Sunday at the Safdarjung observatory, the temperature is likely dip to 36°C with chances of thunderstorms and rain.
The mercury had been rising over the past one week after the effects of cyclone Vayu faded. On Saturday, the day temperature at Safdarjung was recorded to be 40.3°C, two degrees above normal. At Palam, it was 42.4°C.(HT Photo)
The mercury had been rising over the past one week after the effects of cyclone Vayu faded. On Saturday, the day temperature at Safdarjung was recorded to be 40.3°C, two degrees above normal. At Palam, it was 42.4°C.(HT Photo)

Heat and humidity high, rain expected on Sunday night in Delhi

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 05:35 AM IST
The rainfall will help to bring down the temperature from 40 degrees Celsius to around 34 degrees by Tuesday.
At Palam, it touched 48 degrees, which is the second highest day temperature the airport area had seen after May 1998 when the mercury shot up to 48.4 degrees Celsius.(HT Photo)
At Palam, it touched 48 degrees, which is the second highest day temperature the airport area had seen after May 1998 when the mercury shot up to 48.4 degrees Celsius.(HT Photo)

Heatwaves push up power demand in Delhi

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2019 05:18 AM IST
The average energy demand during the heatwave in 2019 was 25% higher than the average demand in the preceding week.
Pollution would remain under control as the IMD has predicted more rain over the next two days.(Yogendra Kumar/HT)
Pollution would remain under control as the IMD has predicted more rain over the next two days.(Yogendra Kumar/HT)

Rain helps city breathe cleanest air since March, more such days ahead

Gurugram | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2019 07:59 AM IST
The city can expect to continue breathing well for the next two days as the weatherman has forecast continued light rain and windy conditions till Thursday.
The temperature could climb up thereafter, but with another western disturbance approaching, the weatherman is expecting a spell of rain from June 23. Monsoon is expected to hit Delhi in the first week of July.(HT File Photo)
The temperature could climb up thereafter, but with another western disturbance approaching, the weatherman is expecting a spell of rain from June 23. Monsoon is expected to hit Delhi in the first week of July.(HT File Photo)

It’s cooler in Delhi, thanks to overcast sky and wind

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 17, 2019 09:14 PM IST
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast that the temperature could drop further on Tuesday as the weather is expected to remain the same — light rain, strong wind and a cloudy sky.
Noida, India - June 10, 2019: Boys on a two-wheeler cover themselves with a cloth to beat the heat on a summer day, in Noida, India, on Monday, June 10, 2019. (Photo by / Hindustan Times)(Sunil Ghosh /HT Photo/Representative Image)
Noida, India - June 10, 2019: Boys on a two-wheeler cover themselves with a cloth to beat the heat on a summer day, in Noida, India, on Monday, June 10, 2019. (Photo by / Hindustan Times)(Sunil Ghosh /HT Photo/Representative Image)

India staring at longest heatwave in 3 decades, monsoon relief unlikely soon

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Chetan Chauhan
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2019 11:10 AM IST
The Capital, which sweltered on its hottest June day in history on Monday (48 degrees Celsius) recorded as maximum temperature of 45.4 degrees Celcius at Palam in spite of a spell of light rain in the morning.
Indians sit under the shade of trees to beat the heat in New Delhi, India, Monday, June 10, 2019. Severe heat wave conditions are sweeping north and western parts of India with maximum temperature soaring to 48 degree Celsius (118 F) in some parts of Rajasthan state. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)(AP)
Indians sit under the shade of trees to beat the heat in New Delhi, India, Monday, June 10, 2019. Severe heat wave conditions are sweeping north and western parts of India with maximum temperature soaring to 48 degree Celsius (118 F) in some parts of Rajasthan state. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)(AP)

Even being indoors doesn’t give relief from severe heat

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai
PUBLISHED ON JUN 11, 2019 03:18 AM IST
The worst affected by this “severe heat wave”, a condition when the temperature hovers above 47 degrees, were those like Rani, who cannot afford air conditioners or coolers, or even remain inside their houses during the day.
People cover their faces with pieces of cloth and scarves to beat the heat on a summer day, in Gurugram, India, on Monday, June 10, 2019.((Photo by Yogendra Kumar/Hindustan Times))
People cover their faces with pieces of cloth and scarves to beat the heat on a summer day, in Gurugram, India, on Monday, June 10, 2019.((Photo by Yogendra Kumar/Hindustan Times))

Meltdown in Delhi: June keeps getting hotter

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2019 03:13 AM IST
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has, however, forecast that there could be some respite from Tuesday as there are chances of dust storm and thunderstorm and may bring down temperatures by two degrees.
The city’s previous high of 47.8 degrees Celsius was recorded in Palam on June 9, 2014.(Hindustan Times)
The city’s previous high of 47.8 degrees Celsius was recorded in Palam on June 9, 2014.(Hindustan Times)

At 48⁰ C, Delhi shatters all records for June

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2019 07:24 PM IST
The Safdarjung Observatory, which provides official figures for the city, recorded a high of 45.6 and a low of 27.2 degrees Celsius.
The IMD declares a heatwave when the maximum temperature in an area hovers above 40 degrees Celsius and it is at least 4.5 degrees above the normal.(Rahul Raut / HT Photo)
The IMD declares a heatwave when the maximum temperature in an area hovers above 40 degrees Celsius and it is at least 4.5 degrees above the normal.(Rahul Raut / HT Photo)

Temperature in Delhi may hit 47°C today, ‘severe heatwave’ in some areas: IMD

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2019 07:33 AM IST
The maximum temperature at the India Meteorological Department’s Safdarjung observatory, which is taken to be a representative of Delhi, was recorded to be 43.8 degrees Celsius, four degrees above normal.
A-worker-waters-a-lawn-near-India-Gate-in-the-scorching-heat-of-New-Delhi-HT-Photo
A-worker-waters-a-lawn-near-India-Gate-in-the-scorching-heat-of-New-Delhi-HT-Photo

On Thursday, Delhi’s hottest day of season, mercury jumps to 44.7°C

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2019 08:18 AM IST
Heat wave conditions are likely to prevail in the capital over the next 24 hours with the mercury expected to touch 46-47 degrees Celsius over the next three days.
Heatwave-like conditions were experienced in parts of Delhi Wednesday with the day temperature touching 45 degrees Celsius at Palam and Aya Nagar. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
Heatwave-like conditions were experienced in parts of Delhi Wednesday with the day temperature touching 45 degrees Celsius at Palam and Aya Nagar. (Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

Temperature touches 45°C at Palam, Aya Nagar; may reach 46°C next week

New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2019 07:33 AM IST
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned that the maximum temperature in Delhi, which was recorded at 43.1 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, could shoot up to 46 degrees by early next week.
A 16-year-old boy suffered burn injuries when he climbed onto a stationary good train in southwest Delhi’s Palam(GettyImages)
A 16-year-old boy suffered burn injuries when he climbed onto a stationary good train in southwest Delhi’s Palam(GettyImages)

16-year-old boy climbs train, suffers 35% burns

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 22, 2019 03:55 AM IST
According to the police, the incident took place at around 8 am when Yash Kumar, along with his three friends had gone jogging near the railway tracks in Palam.
A stretch in south Delhi’s Vasant Kunj was waterlogged following a light spell of rain on Friday afternoon.(Biplov Bhuyan/HTPhoto)
A stretch in south Delhi’s Vasant Kunj was waterlogged following a light spell of rain on Friday afternoon.(Biplov Bhuyan/HTPhoto)

Pleasant days in store as rain lashes Delhi

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2019 08:31 AM IST
Officials of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said that Delhi and its adjoining areas could receive rain on Saturday as well and that the sky would remain partly cloudy over the next five days.
Mitlash Devi, 55, a resident of North East Delhi’s Burari, said she has lived through several elections, but nothing was done to uplift their colony.(HT Photo)
Mitlash Devi, 55, a resident of North East Delhi’s Burari, said she has lived through several elections, but nothing was done to uplift their colony.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Employment and civic amenities on the mind of voters in unauthorised colonies

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2019 09:01 AM IST
Many said they voted on issues that ranged from national security to unemployment and for parties that would give them better living conditions.
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the temperature recorded at Safdarjung, which is taken to be representative of Delhi, was 43.7°C – a level not seen since 2010 in the month of April.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the temperature recorded at Safdarjung, which is taken to be representative of Delhi, was 43.7°C – a level not seen since 2010 in the month of April.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

Delhi’s Palam observatory records Tuesday as hottest April day in 49 years

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 01, 2019 08:36 AM IST
An IMD official said that even though such extreme temperatures qualify the weather to be classified as a heatwave, the label is used only when the maximum is five degrees above normal and over the 40°C mark for 48 hours. On Monday, it was 4°C above normal at Palam and 3°C above normal at Safdarjung.
Mahabal Mishra (first from left) is back in the electoral fray after a gap of five years. He had won the West Delhi seat in 2009.(HT Photo)
Mahabal Mishra (first from left) is back in the electoral fray after a gap of five years. He had won the West Delhi seat in 2009.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Purvanchali songs, snacks flavour Delhi Congress candidate Mahabal’s poll trail

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Pillai
UPDATED ON APR 30, 2019 07:11 AM IST
Mahabal Mishra began his campaign with supporters giving him bites of litti chokha, a delicacy popular in Bihar, Jharkhand and parts of Eastern Uttar Pradesh.
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