IMD issues thunderstorm warning for next 72 hours in North India

IMD issues fresh thunderstorm warning, says may hit north India within three days

Indian meteorological department issues fresh thunderstorm alert after dust storm hits Delhi

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.

A huge thunderstorm lashed Delhi during the wee hours of Wednesday, pulling down trees and disrupting power supply. The police received almost 60 calls related to uprooted trees, fallen electricity polls and wall collapses across the region.

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". However, there are no reports of causalities so far. However, what is unusual is its occurrence in April-May, several senior IMD scientists have been reported as saying.

Thunderstorms, dust storms, rainfall during summers have been a normal phenomenon in northern India.

IMD issues fresh thunderstorm warning, says may hit north India within three days

In south India, coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, interior parts of south Karnataka, north Tamil Nadu and Kerala will see thunderstorm activity. Meanwhile, parts of Jammu and Kashmir, as well as Himachal Pradesh, might have thunderstorms accompanied by squalls and hail on Friday.

♦ Thunderstorm accompanied with squallvery likely at isolated places over East Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Some other areas such as Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh are going to be affected as well.

♦ Heavy rain at isolated places over Assam & Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura and SubHimalayan West Bengal & Sikkim.

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