Tuesday, 20 November, 2018

IMD issues thunderstorm warning for next 72 hours in North India

Massive dust storm hits Delhi-NCR again IMD issues fresh warning Strong winds accompanied by dust lashed the city uprooting trees and disrupting power supply for hours
Johnnie Parks | 17 May, 2018, 01:06

After a dust storm hit the national capital earlier this week, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a warning for next 72 hours anticipating similar weather conditions across large parts of north India including Delhi.

India's state-run broadcaster All India Radio quoted police as saying that an 18-year-old man was killed and 13 people were injured in the dust storm.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had also shared his grief through a tweet, "Saddened by the loss of lives due to storms in some parts of the country".

Earlier, dust storms and thunderstorms had wreaked havoc in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and the national capital, killing at least 51 people and leaving behind a massive trail of destruction.

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Wednesday's storm comes days after the heavy winds and rain killed over 75 people across Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Delhi-NCR region.

Meanwhile, temperature in the morning was recorded at 25 degrees Celsius and generally cloudy sky with light rain or drizzle is expected, a MeT official said.

The high-velocity storm with wind speed touching 74 km per hour uprooted trees and disrupted electricity.

As per IMD, thunderstorms also occurred at isolated places in Uttrakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Assam, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka on May 13. As you all may know and we told you before that till now more than 80 people are died in six states because of thunderstorm and lightning strikes.

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