Another dust storm hits Delhi, IMD issues warning

Thunderstorms forecast in Delhi-NCR North India IMD issues warning

Latest india news Thunderstorms forecast in Delhi-NCR North India IMD issues warning

Gusty winds and rain is expected to lash areas like Narnaul, Alwar, Bharatpur, Mathura and Agra, the IMD release stated.

At least 34 people were killed and 47 injured when thunderstorms swept Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, displacing hundreds of people, Sanjay Kumar, relief commissioner for the state, told Reuters by telephone from Lucknow, the state capital, adding that the casualty figures might rise.

The weather turbulence will subside by Wednesday, however, a fresh round of scattered thundershowers may hit the Western Himalayan region, east India and south peninsular India early next week, the Met office forecast said.

The police control room received at least 59 calls about fallen trees, five calls about fallen electricity poles and 11 calls about hoardings or wall collapse, police said.




The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) had said that the thunderstorm will continue for the next 48 to 72 hours. The dust storms and thunderstorms caused destruction in Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and New Delhi, that saw 40 people killed, leaving over a trail of destruction. Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Karnataka and Kerala have also been warned of strong winds, along with several other regions.

"Thunderstorm accompanied with squall with a wind speed reaching 50-70 kmph very likely at isolated places over Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand", the weather department predicted today. The dust storm coupled with rain and lightning uprooted trees and disrupted rail and flight services and brought traffic to a standstill.

According to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), dust storms accompanied with strong winds and lightning are likely to hit Delhi and it's adjacent areas which include Rohtak, Manesar, Gurgaon, Sonepat and Meerut in the next two hours.

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