Fresh thunderstorms hit Delhi, may hit north, eastern regions till Friday


Fresh thunderstorms hit Delhi, may hit north, eastern regions till Friday

Also, the sources are saying that two people died in Delhi and one died in Uttarakhand, as per the ministry spokesperson reports. Among the 13 injured are four members of his family.

This was the second such storm that hit Delhi and its adjoining areas in last three days. The police received almost 60 calls related to uprooted trees, fallen electricity polls and wall collapses across the region.

A heavy dust storm with a wind speed of 98 kilometres per hour accompanied by squall hit Delhi-NCR during the wee hours today.

The weather department has also issued an alert for the north-east region, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh and said these areas may receive heavy rainfall in the next 72 hours.

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

Fresh thunderstorms hit Delhi, may hit north, eastern regions till Friday
Fresh thunderstorms hit Delhi, may hit north, eastern regions till Friday

Meanwhile, as many as 80 were killed in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and east Uttar Pradesh due to thunderstorms and lightning with Uttar Pradesh alone recording 51 deaths.

At several places in north India including Delhi, high-velocity winds uprooted trees and affected road, rail and air services.

Uttar Pradesh witnessed thunderstorm and hail that left at least 18 people dead, while 12 people including four children were killed in West Bengal, nine in Andhra Pradesh, and two in Delhi, officials said.

The Met office predicts storm and winds of less severity for 48 hours starting Tuesday. In the south, Telangana, Rayalaseema, interior areas of south Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and Puducherry are likely to see thunderstorm activity on Monday.