Gusty winds, rain lash Delhi-NCR region

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Heavy showers have lashed several parts of national capital Delhi and the adjoining areas, leading to a dip in temperature on Monday evening.

Delhi had recorded a minimum temperature of 27.8 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season’s average, with the weather department predicting overcast conditions for the city.

Delhi-NCR witnessed strong winds with a heavy downpour that uprooted trees and led to traffic congestion.

As per IMD’s forecast, “Thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain and gusty winds with speed of 30-50 Km/h would occur over and adjoining areas of West, North-West, South, South-West Delhi… during next 2 hours.”

Earlier, IMD had tweeted thunderstorms with light to moderate intensity rain & gusty winds to also occur at Rohtak, Bhiwani, Charkhi, Dadri, Matanhail, Jhajjar, Farukhnagar, Kosli, Sohana, Rewari, Palwal, Bawal, Nuh, Aurangabad, Hodal (Haryana) Sikandra Rao, Hathras (UP), Bhiwani (Rajasthan).

Meanwhile, the middle dome of the historic Jama Masjid was damaged due to the heavy rains.