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Delhi Weather Warning: Heavy Rain, Thundershowers in Delhi, Check Flight Details

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It seems like “Dilli ki sardi” is not yet over as light rain occurred across the national capital region, today morning. A winter chill returned to Delhi, Ghaziabad, Gurgaon and neighbouring Noida accompanied by a pleasant breeze blowing south-south east at around 15 to 20 km/h. 

The weather at 7:30 am suddenly changed, with a thunderstorm and heavy rain shortly after 8:30 am. However, the weather forecast for Valentine's Day has mentioned moderate-to-heavy rain coupled with spells of hail. 

The temperature across Delhi and NCR for this Valentine's Day will remain pleasant, with a forecast high of 20 degrees Celsius and a low of 12 degrees Celsius.  

The hourly weather forecast of today shows a pleasant, sunny evening between 4pm and 6 pm. Humidity will remain low and the UV (Ultra-Violet) index will be good hovering between 1 and 10. The Air Quality Index or AQI is likely to drop to 'poor' from 'very poor'. PM2.5 or particulate matter will be marginally over 200. 

Heavy rain and snow is very likely in parts of Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir this Valentine’s Day. According to Himachal Pradesh IMD Director Manmohan Singh, "Heavy snowfall is expected to occur in upper areas in the state. Heavy rainfall accompanied with hail is likely to occur in lower areas." 

Meteorological Department said, “The cold wave has also spread over to the plains. Heavy rainfall is expected in parts of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh.” 

Thunderstorm with light to moderate rain would occur over the entire Delhi, HissarJindKaithal, Karnal, Jhajjar, Rohtak, Narwana, Hansi, GohanaGanaur, Sonipat, Bagpat, Meerut, Noida, Greater Noida, Gaziabad, and Indrapuram. 

10 trains towards Delhi are running late today due to power visibility. 

Flight Operations: 

Flights and trains may also be affected this Valentine’s Day due to early-morning fog, and during a hail storm. 

IndiGo Airlines stated: "IndiGo is slightly adjusting its flight schedule in the coming days by approximately 30 flights per day. This is in order to stabilize the network and operations impacted due to various ongoing NOTAM and predicted bad weather in the coming days." NOTAM, or notice to airmen, is given to pilots and include information on potential hazards on a flight route. 

"In order to avoid inconvenience, these adjustments are being made in advance enabling adequate notice to passengers. They are being accommodated close to their original flight schedule. These adjustments amount to 1 to 2% of the originally planned number of flights."  

However, it is not clear whether other airlines will change their flight schedules or not. It would be advisable for passengers of all airlines to check their flight status and timings well in advance. Leave an hour earlier than usual for the airport would help in avoiding last-minute delays. 



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