Thunderstorm Alert Highlights: Storm, Rain Predicted Across Northern India; Rail, Flight Services Hit

At least 70 people were killed as thunderstorm, followed by rain and lightning swept north, east and south India on Sunday.

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Thunderstorm Alert Highlights: Storm, Rain Predicted Across Northern India; Rail, Flight Services Hit

Thunderstorm: People huddled to protect themselves from tree branches, flying debris

New Delhi:  The India Meteorological Department has predicted thunderstorms across north-west India over the next 48 to 72 hours, as several weather phenomena, including western disturbances, converge. The alert says that thunderstorm accompanied with squall (wind speed reaching 50-70 kmph) are very likely at isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Gangetic West Bengal, Jharkhand, Coastal Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.

Heavy rain is also likely at isolated places over Tamil Nadu and Kerala, it said.

At least 70 people were killed as severe storms, followed by rain and lightning swept north, east and south India on Sunday. The deaths were reported in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. The Met office has said thunderstorms are expected across north-west India over the next 48 to 72 hours, as several weather phenomena, including western disturbances, converge.
 

Here are the updates on the thunderstorm

 

May 14, 2018
13:57 (IST)
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is taking stock of the situation in the state and has asked officials to give compensation to the families of those who died within 24 hours, Relief Commissioner Sanjay Kumar said.
May 14, 2018
13:56 (IST)
This morning, pictures showed a tree that had fallen on one of the vehicles of BJP MP and actor Hema Malini's convoy in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.
May 14, 2018
12:02 (IST)

Dust storms and thunderstorms had wreaked havoc yesterday in Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and the national capital, leaving behind a trail of destruction. High-velocity winds uprooted trees and affected road, rail and air services last evening in several places in north India, including Delhi.
May 14, 2018
11:25 (IST)
May 14, 2018
10:28 (IST)
May 14, 2018
10:27 (IST)
At least two people, including a woman, were killed and several injured in a dust storm that hit Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts in western Uttar Pradesh last evening, officials said.
May 14, 2018
10:03 (IST)
At least 60 killed in storms across India
So far, 61 people have been killed in storm-related deaths across the country. Uttar Pradesh recorded the maximum deaths, 38. Andhra Pradesh and West Bengal have reported nine deaths each, while Telangana recorded five deaths.  
May 14, 2018
09:30 (IST)
Several states in north India have witnessed erratic weather pattern over the fortnight. Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan have alone witnessed over 120 deaths due to thunderstorm and violent winds in the first week of May.
May 14, 2018
09:28 (IST)
Over 102 people have been killed in storm-related deaths in Uttar Pradesh. The most number of deaths (73) was reported on May 2. Yesterday, the state reported 18 deaths due to the storm, while the other 11 deaths were reported on May 9. 
May 14, 2018
08:47 (IST)

The Met office said the storm was a result of western disturbances over Jammu and Kashmir and cyclonic circulation over Haryana. An east-west trough from Haryana to Nagaland and easterly winds from Bay of Bengal are raising wind speed.
May 14, 2018
08:45 (IST)
Uttar Pradesh saw the highest number of deaths at 18. Nearly 100 houses were gutted in a fire which broke out due to lightning in UP's Sambalpur.. At least eight people were killed in Andhra Pradesh, mostly in the Srikakulam district. Three farmers died in Telangana, officials said.
May 14, 2018
08:18 (IST)


The Met office has predicted thunderstorms accompanied by light rains for a huge swathe of northern India over the next two to three days. An orange category warning -- which means the weather can significantly impact the lives of people -- has been issued for the hilly areas in the north, the northeast and Odisha.
May 14, 2018
08:15 (IST)
Delhi Thunderstorm: 40 Flights Diverted As Violent Storm Hits Delhi, 72-Hour Alert Issued
A powerful dust storm and rain hit Delhi this evening, grounding flights, uprooting trees and bringing traffic on the city's roads to a grinding halt, days after an alert across north India for a massive storm. The weather office said the wind speed was recorded between 50 and 70 km per hour."
May 14, 2018
08:15 (IST)
The weather office said the wind speed was recorded between 50 and 70 km per hour.
May 14, 2018
08:14 (IST)
A powerful dust storm and rain hit Delhi this evening, grounding flights, uprooting trees and bringing traffic on the city's roads to a grinding halt, days after an alert across north India for a massive storm. 
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