Late night thunderstorm hit Delhi-NCR; IMD predicts heavy rains across North India

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 16 May 2018, 09:33 AM
Late night thunderstorm hit Delhi-NCR; IMD predicts heavy rains across North India
Late night thunderstorm hit Delhi-NCR; IMD predicts heavy rains across North India

A massive storm accompanied by heavy to moderate rains hit Delhi-NCR in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

The high-velocity storm with wind speed touching 74 km per hour uprooted trees and disrupted electricity. So far, there were no reports of casualties.

Earlier on Tuesday, India Meteorological Department (IMD) had predicted severe weather conditions in several parts of Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.

According to the IMD alert, the north-east region, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh can experience thunderstorm and heavy rains in the 72 hours. A dust storm was also predicted for some isolated parts of Rajasthan.

This was the second such storm that hit Delhi and its adjoining areas in last three days. 

Earlier on April 14, a huge dust storm accompanied with gusty winds and squall wreaked havoc in the national capital Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.

Over 50 people died while several others were injured due to the storm and lighting incidents. Flight and metro services were also hit by the storm and over 65 flights diverted at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport due to bad weather conditions.

First Published: Wednesday, May 16, 2018 09:07 AM
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