New Delhi, June 4: The India Meteorological Department has issued fresh thunderstorm warning across the states. The weather department in its advisory states that thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds and lightning are very likely at isolated places over Gangetic West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, UP, Uttarakhand, MP, Chhattisgarh, Vidarbha, Konkan & Goa, central Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, interior Karnataka and coastal AP.
The department further states that heavy rain is very likely at isolated places over Andaman & Nicobar Islands, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Telangana, Rayalaseema, coastal Andhra Pradesh and Kerala.
At least 15 people had lost their lives while nine were injured in the thunderstorm that hit northern India on Friday evening. The deaths were reported from across Moradabad, Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, Amroha and Sambhal districts.
The dust storm, with the wind speed of up to 40 km per hours, was witnessed in Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon, and Ghaziabad. Some parts also experienced rainfall. Sudden dust storms late on Friday in Delhi, Noida, and Ghaziabad had brought down the surging mercury by one notch below the season’s average.
Friday devastation comes three days after 40 people had lost their lives and many were left injured in Jharkhand, Bihar, and Uttar Pradesh after a massive thunderstorm wreaked havoc in various parts of the states.