IMD: More thunderstorms in North, Northwest India till Friday

17 May, 2018, 01:05 | Author: Darrell Lopez
  • The India Meteorological Department has issued a thunderstorm alert

After several parts of India witnessed severe weather conditions in the last few days, which even killed over 50 people, the Indian Meteorological Department has issued a fresh thunderstorm alert in the Delhi-NCR region.

On Friday, this adverse weather might affect West Bengal, western Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and Punjab, the India Meteorological Department said.

♦ Thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds very likely at isolated places over Assam & Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura, SubHimalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Jharkhand, Bihar, East Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Interior Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Kerala and Lakshadweep.




A heavy dust storm with a wind speed of 98 kilometres per hour accompanied by squall hit Delhi-NCR during the wee hours today. The storm struck the national capital and nearby regions around 3 AM on May 16.

Strong winds, accompanied by dust, lashed the city while bringing a sudden decline in the temperature.

They are also advised to stay away from electric poles and trees during the storm, as it is likely that they will be hit by lightening or, there is high possibility of trees being torn from the ground. As many as 80 people were killed in five states due to thunderstorms and lightning strikes since May 13, with the northern state of Uttar Pradesh alone recording 51 deaths, the Home Ministry said on Monday. At least 100 people died in north India and some other states, owing to thunderstorms.

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