Thursday, 24 May, 2018


IMD: More thunderstorms in North, Northwest India till Friday

More thunderstorms headed North India's way IMD issues fresh thunderstorm warning, says may hit north India within three days
Bennie Garza | 16 May, 2018, 15:11

Rain lashed parts of Delhi early Wednesday morning.

Dust storm, strong winds and light showers hit Delhi NCR on wee hours of Wednesday morning on May 16.

Wednesday's storm was the second of its kind to hit the national capital in the past four days. Four members of his family have also sustained minor injuries, police said. The police received almost 60 calls related to uprooted trees, fallen electricity polls and wall collapses across the region.

Walls, trees and power pylons were taken down in Uttar Pradesh state by hail, wind and thunderstorms, leaving 48 dead, according to T.P. Gupta of the state disaster management department.

Earlier on May 2, a dust storm wreaked havoc across Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, killing more than 100 people, uprooting trees and flattening houses.

On Tuesday evening, the India Meteorological Department had issued a fresh warning for heavy rains and thunderstorm to hit the region in the later part of the evening yesterday. The IMD also predicted high velocity winds in coastal Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Pudducherry and Kerala.

Meanwhile, as many as 80 were killed in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and east Uttar Pradesh due to thunderstorms and lightning with Uttar Pradesh alone recording 51 deaths. In the south, Telangana, Rayalaseema, interior areas of south Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and Puducherry are likely to see thunderstorm activity on Monday.

It also said parts of Rajasthan could experience dust storms and isolated areas of West Bengal, Bihar, Chhattisgarh and most of northeast India can also expect thunderstorms and strong winds.

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