Published: Thu, May 17, 2018
Medicine | By Earnest Bishop

IMD: More thunderstorms in North, Northwest India till Friday

IMD: More thunderstorms in North, Northwest India till Friday

The advisory came hours after a massive dust storm hit Delhi and national capital region (NCR) early Wednesday at around 3:00 a.m. local time, uprooting trees and disrupting power supply. The police received almost 60 calls related to uprooted trees, fallen electricity polls and wall collapses across the region.

Over the past week, thunderstorms and dust storms have wreaked havoc across northern and eastern parts of the country. However, there are no reports of causalities so far.

As you all may already know that a fresh western disturbance and a low-pressure system that brings moisture from the Eurasian water bodies, will continue to affect the weather in this region, the weather office said. However, what is unusual is its occurrence in April-May, several senior IMD scientists have been reported as saying.

♦ Thunderstorm/ Dust storm very likely Rajasthan.

Dust storm, hail and lightning claimed over 50 lives in Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and Delhi on Sunday.

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♦ Heavy rain at isolated places over Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura, Kerala and Lakshadweep.

The India Meteorological Department has also predicted that Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh would witness thunderstorm accompanied by a squall in the next few days.

♦ Thunderstorm accompanied with squallvery likely at isolated places over East Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

"Overall, 52 people died in Uttar Pradesh and 12 in West Bengal and 13 in Andhra Pradesh, five in Bihar, three in Telangana and two in the capital, new Delhi", the statement reads.

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