IMD issues storm alert in Delhi-NCR, Punjab & other parts of North India

  • | Wednesday | 16th May, 2018

Parts of Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Goa and North East are likely to face thunderstorm in next 72 hours, the Indian Meteorological Department has issued a warning

Looks like North Indian has become the favourite of dust storms. Even after battling with continuous storms in National Capital and other parts of North India, heat is on high rise and another storm is likely to cover parts of North India.

Indian Meteorological Department has issued a warning for next 72 hours anticipating similar weather conditions across large parts of north India. According to the warning bulletin issued in the morning,

" Thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds very likely at isolated places over  Assam & Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal & Sikkim, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, Punjab, Jammu & Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Goa, Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Rayalaseema, Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Kerala and Lakshadweep"

According to a report, as many as 59 calls about fallen trees, five calls about fallen electricity poles and 11 calls about hoardings/wall collapse were received by the PCR in Delhi-NCR.

As many as 80 people were killed in five states due to thunderstorms and lightning strikes since May 13, with the northern state of Uttar Pradesh alone recording 51 deaths, the Home Ministry said on Monday.

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