Lucknow, June 18:  Thunderstorm and rain accompanied with dust are likely to hit isolated parts of western Uttar Pradesh on Monday, claimed Indian Meteorological Department.

According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the monsoon is hovering over western areas of Maharashtra, eastern parts of Assam, parts of Odisha, West Bengal and northeast India.

During the previous month, three major dust storms ravaged the state and nearly 80 people died, most of them in Agra district in the western part of the state.  Last week alone at least 10 people died and 28 others injured in the ghastly thunderstorm that hit several parts of Uttar Pradesh.

The highest temperature in the state was recorded at 44.3 degrees Celsius at Fatehgarh. Sunita Devi, Scientist in Met Department had warned that thunderstorm, rainfall and squally winds are likely to hit Delhi, Haryana, Chandigarh, Punjab, western Uttar Pradesh and western Himalayan regions.

Meanwhile, Delhi experienced intense heat wave brought by winds from Rajasthan and the air pollution level has gone up to ‘severe’ category. The maximum temperature recorded at the national capital stood at 36 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperature stood at 28 degrees Celsius on Sunday.

(With inputs from ANI)