A typically bright evening sky on a hot summer day suddenly turned dark as the thunderstorm accompanied by hail struck the national capital.(Image: @thedelhiwalla)
Heavy rain and a hailstorm accompanied by gusty winds battered Delhi on Monday evening, bringing traffic to a standstill at several places as hail hit car windshields and motorcyclists.
मौसम ने ली करवट, मौसम हुआ सुहावना- दिल्ली-एनसीआर में तेज बारिश ।#NCR #Delhi #rain pic.twitter.com/Sag1YDKx3t
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The temperature plunged by as much as 15 degree Celsius in south Delhi's Safdarjung and by 13 degree readings at Palam observatory near the airport.
"Between 4.20 pm and 5.40 pm, the temperature fell from 40 degree Celsius to 25 degree Celsius at Safdarjung," India Meteorological Department said.
A typically bright evening sky on a hot summer day suddenly turned dark as the thunderstorm accompanied by hail struck the national capital.
Saleem Ahmed of the Press Information Bureau tweeted a video of strong winds swaying trees.
Several cars were reported to be damaged on KG Marg near Connaught place as the branches of trees came crashing down in the storm.