Knocksense: A local content and recommendations platform

Light rainfall and strong winds lashed Delhi NCR on Thursday morning. The weather department on Wednesday, 13th Feb, predicted the same with strong chances of a hailstorm. These weather conditions are expected to remain the same today as well, with good chances of a thunderstorm. The murky weather is expected to give way, to a brighter Saturday.

What's the update?

Several Valentine’s plans were cancelled and people got drenched during their commute, when it started raining last morning. The weather suddenly took a turn for worse and the skies were covered in clouds while cold winds raged across the entire National Capital Region (NCR).

Several areas in the NCR have already suffered from hailstorm and the weather department has predicted a similar weather for today as well. The weather department recorded a 1.3 mm of rainfall on Thursday, also predicting hailstorm later in the day.

The Facts

Indian Meteorological Department’s ‘All India weather summary and forecast bulletin’ reported that the western disturbances have lead to the severe weather conditions. The bulletin said that the same disturbances along Pakistan border have caused “scattered to fairly widespread rain or snow with isolated hailstorms over western Himalayan region and rain or thundershowers and isolated hailstorm over northwestern plains in India ”.

The bulletin also said that the weather is likely to remain the same for the next 24 hours and it is very likely that a fresh onslaught of rain and thunderstorm will affect the Northern Plains from February 18 to February 20.

The National Capital region and most of the northern plains will also experience strong winds reaching from 30-40 km/h to a gusting wind speed of 50 km/h.

People planning to travel through the Indira Gandhi International Airport might have to face delays and diversions as the thunderstorms will surely affect flight movements.

Several flights have already been diverted from the IGI Airport, domestic flights have especially been affected. Airline giant Indigo has announced a fresh schedule for the entire month of February seeing the same.

So if you have a flight from or to Delhi today or in the next few days, it would be provident to check and re-check your flight for timings or check with the airline for any delays and cancellations.

Knock Knock

The weather conditions are likely to worsen or remain the same for today. Saturday and Sunday might have clearer skies but strong wind is predicted for the weekend as well. A fresh thunderstorm is expected to lash out coming Monday.

So it would be advisable to plan accordingly and carry an extra layer of clothing and an umbrella for caution.

Unity Day celebrations underway in Lucknow; know about Sunday route diversions here:

Check full list of route and traffic diversions in Lucknow on Sunday

Traffic movement will be affected in Lucknow on Sunday (October 31) on account of a National Unity Day programme at the KD Singh Babu Stadium. The Deputy Commissioner of Traffic Police, Lucknow, Raees Akhtar has released an order to announce all restricted routes and alternate diversions applicable here. Due to the rehearsals of the event, the traffic movement was affected today also.

Keep reading... Show less

Surgery & casualty wards to soon become functional at South Goa District Hospital

Outpatient departments (OPDs) are already operational at the new South Goa District Hospital.

The multi-storied South Goa District Hospital (SGDH) is being upgraded with new facilities to lessen the load off older hospitals and health institutes. As per reports, the new hospital is likely to house the surgery and casualty departments soon in a bid to clear space at the Hospicio Hospital. Earlier also, all outpatient departments (OPDs) were relocated to the spacious new SGDH for the same reason.

Keep reading... Show less

Mumbai local trains to operate at 100% capacity from today!

The suburban train services were suspended on March 22, 2020 on account of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

After running restricted operations for over a year, Mumbai's local train services are all set to resume with 100% seating capacity from today. This is being done in order to account for the increased flow of commuters on the trains. Till now, the Central and Western Railways had been operating with 1,702 and 1,304 services respectively, which account for 95.75% of their total capacity. Today onwards, this number will go up to 1,774 in the CR division and 1,367 in WR, thus making complete use of the total capacity on the two lines.

Keep reading... Show less

Atal Indore City Transport bags national award for Excellence in Urban Transport

Indore CNG bus fleet is a 'green' step towards environmental protection.

After winning several titles in the cleanliness category, Indore has now managed to create another record for itself. The Union Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) has recognised the Atal Indore City Transport run by the Indore Municipal Corporation with an Award for Excellence in Urban Transport. Reportedly, this honour marks Indore as the 'City with Most Innovation Financing Mechanism' for managing its public transport services.

Keep reading... Show less

​Two Paralympics Gold medalists from Jaipur get nominated for Khel Ratna Award

This is the first time in the 30-year-old history of Khel Ratna that 2 players from the city are being conferred the award.

Two Paralympics players from Jaipur have been recommended for the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Award, the highest rank for sports in the country. Notably, this is the first in the 30 year-old-history of Khel Ratna that 2 sportsperson from the same city will be conferred with the award. The two nominated players are Avani Lekhara and Krishan Nagar, who bagged gold medals at the Tokyo Paralympics 2020.

Keep reading... Show less

The Lucknow centre of Sports Authority of India has set up a new weightlifting hall in the city, in order to give a boost to the sport. Spread over 15,000 square meters, this circular building has ample space to allow 100 players to practice at a single time. Pegged to be the largest in India, this hall is equipped with 26 platforms and machines worth 1.5 crores. These platforms can also be increased in number, as per need.

Keep reading... Show less

Most Read