Tribune Web Desk
Chandigarh, November 15
A day after Diwali, heavy rains lashed across Punjab, Chandigarh, Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, and Uttar Pradesh.
They witnessed light rains and thunderstorms in several parts due to a western disturbance.
With a chill in the air, parts of Punjab and Haryana also witnessed a hailstorm.
The IMD had predicted light rain with thunder and lightning over and adjoining areas in parts of Haryana, including Hodal, Palwal, Ballabhgarh, Hisar, Narwana, Hansi, Jind, Safidon, Panipat, Kaithal, Karnal.
Updated Severe Weather Guidance for nowcast valid for day-1 (Graphical representation): pic.twitter.com/lVSxhJ21iw
— India Met. Dept. (@Indiametdept) November 15, 2020
The heavy rains in Delhi brought much-needed respite from pollution in Delhi—which had soared a day after people defied the ban on crackers.
The air quality in the national capital had plunged to “severe category” this morning, worsening the pollution caused by burning farm waste in neighbouring states.