Rain to continue in Delhi-NCR, showers likely in Northeast | Check latest weather forecast

New Delhi,UPDATED: March 19, 2023 9:48 AM IST

From India Today News Desk: Heavy rains lashed parts of Delhi-NCR on Saturday, bringing the mercury down. While most areas of Delhi suffered heavy rains, some were also hit by hailstorms. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast heavy to light showers through March 22 for central, western India and the southern peninsula.

The regional MeT seven-day forecast states that light rain with gusty winds is likely in the Delhi-NCR region. The minimum temperature would hover around 15 degrees Celsius.

Rain and hailstorms lashed parts of Delhi on Saturday, bringing some respite from the warm weather. The eastern and northern parts of Delhi experienced rain and hailstorms yesterday.

The state capital recorded a minimum temperature of 18.2 degrees Celsius, two levels above normal.


According to the weather office, there could be rainfall in the north of the country, accompanied by thunderstorms and hailstorms.

“Rains accompanied by thunderstorms/hailstorms over northern India March 18-20; over Central, West Indies and South Peninsula from March 18th to 19th. Heavy rain likely over north-east India March 19-22,” the weather bureau said in a statement.

“This shows weather activity over J&K, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Northern parts of Punjab and Haryana, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Odisha and Assam & Meghalaya,” it added.


According to IMD, widespread to light rains with thunderstorms, lightning and gusty winds are also likely through March 20 over sub-Himalayas West Bengal and northeast India.

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“Scattered heavy rains are very likely over Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya from March 19-22 and over Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura from March 20-22. Scattered very heavy rains are also likely over Assam and Meghalaya from March 19-20,” IMD said.

Light to moderate rainfall, along with thunderstorms, lightning and gusty winds were also forecast for northern interior Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka, the weather bureau said.

Meanwhile, torrential rains combined with hailstorms and blustery winds damaged crops in several villages in Maharashtra’s Latur district, an official told PTI.

District Caretaker Minister Girish Mahajan held a review meeting at the collector’s office and ordered officials to hold panchanamas about the damage immediately.

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