New Delhi, May 4: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned of thunderstorms and squally winds in parts of North India over the next three to four days, i.e., between May 4 and May 7. The Met department said that thunderstorm accompanied with squall was likely at isolated places over Uttarakhand on May 4. It also said that thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds was very likely at isolated places over Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and East Rajasthan. The Met department also warned of a dust storm over parts of West Rajasthan on Friday. This comes after severe storms wreaked havoc in parts of North India on Wednesday night.

This is what the IMD has said in its latest bulletin on thunderstorms:

May 5

Thunderstorm accompanied with squall is very likely at isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

May 6

Thunderstorm accompanied with squall and hail very likely at isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. Thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds very likely at isolated places over Uttarakhand and Punjab.

May 7

Thunderstorm accompanied with squall and hail very likely at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh. Thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds very likely at isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi and West Uttar Pradesh. Dust storm/ Thunderstorm very likely at isolated places over West Rajasthan.

Dust storms and thunderstorms wreaked havoc over parts of the country on the intervening night of Wednesday and Thursday, leaving over 100 people dead in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and other states. UP reported 73 deaths; 46 in Agra district alone. Taj Mahal’s gate was damaged by heavy rains, said another report. In Rajasthan, 39 people were killed while Telangana reported seven deaths, Uttarakhand four, and Jharkhand and Punjab two each. Over 200 people were injured in Alwar, Bharatpur and Dholpur districts. All of Thursday, power and water supply were disrupted, adding to people’s woes.