New Delhi, May 17: The India Meteorological Department on Thursday issued fresh warnings of thunderstorms, strong winds, and hail storms for the national capital and Jammu and Kashmir. The other parts including Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi, and parts of North West India is also expected to hit by thunderstorm accompanied with strong winds.Also Read - IMD Issues Severe Weather Alert For Jammu And Kashmir
According to ANI, IMD scientist Dr. K Sathidevi said, “There is a probability of thunderstorm, strong winds and hailstorms in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, UP, Rajasthan, Delhi and parts of North West India for three days. Dust storm in Rajasthan is also possible.” Also Read - Delhi Records Highest Rainfall For July Since 2003 And Second-Highest Ever: IMD
As per the IMD, thunderstorms with rain would occur in areas of Narnaul, Mahendargarh, Bawal, Kosli, Charkhi Dadri, Bhiwani, Nuh, Manesar, Palwal, and Sohna in next two hours. Delhi and adjoining areas in Northern India have been facing repeated warnings and thunderstorms for the past two weeks. Also Read - Heavy Rains Lash Parts of Delhi-NCR, IMD Predicts More Rainfall
On Wednesday, IMD had issued fresh weather warning for 72 hours for national capital and its adjoining areas. According to reports, thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds (with speed 50-70 km) is very likely at isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.
A severe dust storm, accompanied with strong winds and light rains, had hit Delhi NCR during wee hours on Wednesday causing power outage and uprooting trees in several parts. The storm struck the national capital and nearby regions around 3 AM on May 16. This comes after on May 13-14, a deadly thunderstorm claimed over 80 lives across five states in the country.
(With agencies inputs)