Lands of Always Winter? Rains, hailstorm hit Delhi-NCR region; over 30 flights diverted from IGI Airport

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) had predicted that the sky will generally remain cloudy throughout the day in Delhi. Image courtesy: @KANAK0409/Twitter

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted that the sky will generally remain cloudy throughout the day in New Delhi. Image courtesy: @KANAK0409/Twitter

Several parts of Delhi and adjacent areas reported heavy rain and hailstorm on Thursday evening. PTI

Several parts of New Delhi and adjacent areas reported heavy rain and hailstorm on Thursday evening. PTI

As many as 38 flights, including 23 domestic and nine international, were diverted from the Delhi airport. PTI

As many as 38 flights, including 23 domestic and nine international, were diverted from the Delhi airport. PTI

The weather change was caused by a western disturbance, an official said. Image courtesy: @@JaspreetSSahni/Twitter

The weather change was caused by a western disturbance, an official said. Image courtesy: @@JaspreetSSahni/Twitter

The air quality remained in the 'very poor' category in the national capital. Image courtesy: @mimansashekhar

The air quality remained in the 'very poor' category in the national capital. Image courtesy: @mimansashekhar

Users on social media shared pictures of the white surroundings around them. Image courtesy: @nazia_e/Twitter

Users on social media shared pictures of the white surroundings around them. Image courtesy: @nazia_e/Twitter

Moderate-to-heavy rains also lashed parts of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh. Image courtesy: @JaguNair11/Twitter

Moderate-to-heavy rains also lashed parts of Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh. Image courtesy: @JaguNair11/Twitter

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Updated Date: Feb 07, 2019 22:18:04 IST

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