On Saturday afternoon, the national capital witnessed heavy rainfall along with hail and thunderstorms. The sudden weekend downpour was immensely enjoyed by the Delhites and they took to social media to share pictures and videos. Not only this, but many also shared hilarious memes and compared it with pandemic COVID-19 (coronavirus). Also Read - Heavy Rains in Delhi, Surrounding Areas; Traffic Jams Reported From Across City
The untimely downpour led to social media users posting photos and videos of the rains on their Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram accounts with #DelhiRains becoming one of the top trends on Twitter. Also Read - Amid Coronavirus Scare, Italians in Lockdown Sing 'Hug Me' From Their Balconies | Watch
One user wrote, “Scientists: Only hot weather can stop #coronavirusindia and #COVID19india God be like: Hold my beer #DelhiRains.” Also Read - Delhi Bar Denies Entry To Woman Dressed in Ethnic Attire, Faces Backlash on Twitter
Another user tweeted, “Waiting for WhatsApp forward in the family group how hailstorm in Delhi will affect Coronavirus. Face with hand over mouth #DelhiRains.”
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Earlier today, the city had woken up to a cloudy morning, with the minimum temperature being recorded at 16.4-degree celsius, a notch above the season’s average, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said.
The humidity level, at 8:30 AM today, was recorded at 88%. In a tweet, the IMD said that in central Delhi, a moderate rain, along with a moderate thunderstorm and hail activity, would be witnessed for the next two hours and will subside after that.
“A very small ( about 5 km*25 km*8 km dimension) but intense convective cloud is located over central parts of Delhi, which is likely to cause moderate rain along with moderate thunderstorm and hail activity during next two hours. It will subside thereafter,” the tweet said.