IMD issues thunderstorm alert, schools to remain shut in Ghaziabad; Delhi government issues advisory (Source- PTI)
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday issued a thunderstorm warning accompanied with squall and hail in several parts of northern and eastern India on Tuesday. The concerned authorities have decided to exercise caution and put in place emergency measures like closure of educational institutions and cancelling leaves of civic officials.
The IMD alert suggested that thunderstorm accompanied by squall and hail could hit isolated places in Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday. The wind may go up to 50-70 kilometres per hours at some places, IMD said.
Over 100 people have lost their lives while several injured due to the thunderstorms, dust storms and lightening which hit northern India last week.
Schools in Ghaziabad will remain shut following the thunderstorm alert which was issued for the city.
All schools in Ghaziabad district to remain closed tomorrow following thunderstorm alert for the area.— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 7, 2018
All educational institutions in Meerut will remain closed on Tuesday as a precautionary measure.
Meerut: All educational institutions to remain closed tomorrow due to thunderstorm alert for the region.— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) May 7, 2018
The Delhi government issued a list of ‘Dos and Don’ts’ following an alert by the weather department. The advisory asked the people to prepare an emergency kit which contain essential items.
Delhi government issued advisory following thunderstorm and dust-storm alert for tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/uPTTWYOQxq— ANI (@ANI) May 7, 2018
The Delhi government had earlier announced that the evening schools in the city would be close on Tuesday following the weather alert.