New Delhi, June 5: The national capital is likely to be hit by a dust-storm in the evening or at night on Wednesday, according to Indian Meteorological Department predictions. It is being said that on Wednesday, minimum and maximum temperatures will most probably settle at 31 and 41 degrees Celsius. Also Read - Petrol, Diesel Prices Rise Yet Again | Check Rates in Various Metro Cities
On June 1, a dust storm hit Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon, and Ghaziabad, bringing respite from the sweltering heat. The temperature in Delhi dropped from 42 degree Celsius to 35 degree Celsius. Also Read - Delhi: Major Fire Breaks Out at Automobile Service Centre in Uttam Nagar
15 Killed as Thunderstorm Hit North India
On June 1, at least 15 people died and nine got injured in the thunderstorm that hit northern India on Friday evening. The deaths were reported from across Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, Amroha and Sambhal districts. There were reports of trees being uprooted and electricity snapped across India. Due to bad weather, flights also had to be diverted. Airlines such as Jet Airways and Vistara took to Twitter to announce delays in arrivals and departures due to air-traffic congestion in Delhi due to the adverse weather. Also Read - Petrol Prices Touch Record High in Delhi & Mumbai | Check Prices Here
Thunderstorm in May
It is to be noted that dust storm claimed 124 lives and injured more than 300 people in five states, earlier in May. The maximum casualty was reported from Uttar Pradesh where dust storm had claimed 73 lives. A total of 35 people were killed in Rajasthan, while eight were killed in Telangana, two people were killed in Punjab and six people succumbed to death in Uttarakhand due to thunderstorm.