After Dust Storm In Delhi, MeT Department Issues Fresh Thunderstorm Alert

Thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds very likely at isolated places over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and South Interior Karnataka.

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After Dust Storm In Delhi, MeT Department Issues Fresh Thunderstorm Alert

Wednesday morning storm in Delhi uprooted trees and disrupted power supply.

New Delhi: 

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  1. MeT department predicts thunderstorm in Delhi, UP, Punjab and Haryana
  2. Thunderstorm alert also issued for isolated places in Jammu and Kashmir
  3. Heavy rain likely in north-eastern states, says MeT department
After a massive dust storm hit Delhi-NCR early Wednesday morning, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a thunderstorm alert.

"Thunderstorm accompanied with squall with a wind speed reaching 50-70 kmph very likely at isolated places over Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand," the weather department predicted today.

Thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds very likely at isolated places over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and South Interior Karnataka, it predicted.

The weather department further added that heavy rain are very likely at isolated places over Assam and Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura.

Areas of Jind, Rohtak, Panipat, Alwar, Bagpat, Meerut and Aligarh may witness light rain with thunderstorm early on Wednesday, the weather department had said earlier.

Strong winds, accompanied by dust, lashed the city while bringing a sudden decline in the temperature on Wednesday, uprooting trees and disrupting power supply.


This was the second such storm to hit the national capital in the past four days.

On Sunday, violent dust storm, followed by rain and lightning had toppled walls and uprooted trees throughout Delhi. Two people were killed in the national capital and 18 were injured in the storm, while one death was reported from Ghaziabad.

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After the Sunday storm, the weather department had said that the thunderstorm will continue for the next 48 to 72 hours.

Earlier on May 2, a dust storm wreaked havoc across Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, killing more than 100 people, uprooting trees and flattening houses.

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