New Delhi, May 7: The India Meteorological Department on Monday issued a fresh warning, with indications of severe weather conditions in several parts of India including parts of Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, Chandigarh, Western Uttar Pradesh, Sikkim and West Bengal. These parts of north India could witness thunderstorm and squall on May 8 i.e. tomorrow, with winds gusting up to 50-70 kilometers per hour. Also Read - Delhi Chalo: Stopping Farmers From Agitation Goes Against Constitutional Spirit, Says Punjab CM
The IMD issued an amber-coloured warning which means that government agencies should be prepared for severe weather conditions. Meanwhile, a news agency ANI reported that a dust storm hit the national capital and its neighboring state Haryana on May 7 around 11 pm. Also Read - When Will Schools in Delhi be Reopened? Read What Health Minister Satyendar Jain Has to Say
The Delhi government mandated that all evening schools in the capital should remain shut tomorrow i.e. May 8. The decision was taken at a high-level meeting headed by chief secretary Anshu Prakash, as a measure taken in response to the weather department’s warning about heavy rains and thunderstorm in the city. (ALSO READ: After Thunderstorm Alert, Schools to Remain Closed Tomorrow)
Also, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation which is responsible for running metro trains in the national capital has decided to take cautions while running the metro due to weather conditions. The Delhi government has also issued an advisory after thunderstorm and dust-storm alert for today telling people dos and don’ts.
Further, all schools in Ghaziabad and Meerut will remain shut tomorrow due to the warnings issued by the weather department.
Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand
Thunderstorm along with squall (wind speed reaching 50-70 kmph ) and hail is expected at isolated places in Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, western Uttar Pradesh and sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim
Thunderstorm accompanied with squall (wind speed reaching 50-70 kmph) is very likely at isolated places over Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, west Uttar Pradesh and sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim.
Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, and Kerala
Thunderstorm along with gusty winds is expected at isolated places in Tamil Nadu, Coastal and south interior Karnataka and Kerala. Heavy rain is also likely in isolated places over Tamil Nadu, South Interior Karnataka and Kerala.
Punjab, Assam and Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura, Bihar, West Madhya Pradesh, East Uttar Pradesh and East Rajasthan
Thunderstorm along with gusty winds is expected at isolated places in Punjab, Assam and Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura, Bihar, West Madhya Pradesh, East Uttar Pradesh and East Rajasthan
Heatwave conditions likely at one or two pockets over Vidarbha.
An IMD official told The Economic Times that North India might witness moderate rainfall due to a cyclonic circulation over northeast Rajasthan, west Madhya Pradesh, and Haryana and an ongoing western disturbance over Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. He added, “the intensity is expected to be less in comparison to the thunderstorm that occurred on 2 May.”
On May 2, Rajasthan witnessed a deadly thunderstorm with winds gusting up to 100 kmph. Over 100 people lost their lives in the storm-struck Rajasthan.