New Delhi: The national capital and NCR on Thursday evening witnessed a moderate rainfall along with strong winds. News agency ANI reported that hailstorm was witnessed in some parts of Noida, Faridabad, and Gurgaon.

People took to micro-blogging site Twitter to share the picture of the hailstorm. The sudden change in the weather brought the temperature in the region.

Meanwhile, the weather office has predicted more showers throughout the day. Reportedly, the change in winds is due to western disturbances. IMD had predicted on Wednesday that Delhi-NCR region will receive heavy to moderate rainfall.

According to the System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR), the overall quality index (AQI) of the national capital region was recorded at 265.

“The sky will remain generally cloudy throughout the day with light to moderate rain or thunderstorm and hail likely in the later parts of the day as well,” the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said.

At least 16 Delhi-bound trains were delayed by two to six hours due to fog and low visibility. The traffic jam was reported in the national capital due to a sudden change in the weather.

In the past 24 hours, the city witnessed about 1 mm of rain. On Wednesday, the maximum temperature was recorded at 25.1 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season’s average while the minimum was 12 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season’s average.