A thunderstorm, accompanied by heavy rains and moderate squall is likely to hit several states across north India on Tuesday, according to India Meteorological Department (IMD).
The IMD on Monday issued a warning and said that “Under the influence of a western disturbance, a cyclonic circulation over Haryana and a west-east tough from northwest Rajasthan to central Madhya Pradesh in lower levels” would bring thunderstorm along with heavy to moderate rain.
Early on Monday night, a dust storm, with a wind speed of 70 kilometres per hour, hit the national capital followed by a squall, bringing down the temperature after a hot day.
All evening schools in Delhi will remain closed on Tuesday and search and rescue teams were put on standby in the wake of the meteorological (MeT) department’s warning of thunderstorm.
The thunderstorm warning comes a week after a powerful dust storm hit Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, killing as many as 124 people and injured over 300.
# 11:25 AM: Do's and Don'ts during disaster: 1. Stay away from storm-damaged areas; 2. Listen to local radio/TV stations for updated information or instructions on weather and traffic updates; 3. Help children, women, elderly and differently-abled; 4. Stay away from fallen trees/power line and report them to nearest tehsil/district headquarts immediately.
# 11:15 AM: NDMA predicts Thunderstorm, gusty winds in Kashmir: Thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds likely over Jammu & Kashmir, Punjab, Assam & Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura, Bihar, West Madhya Pradesh, East UttarPradesh, Rajasthan, Coastal & South Interior Karnataka, Tamilnadu and Kerala.
# 09:30 AM: Delhi police issues traffic advisory: Amid the warning of a thunderstorm accompanied by squall in the national capital, the Delhi Police has issued a traffic advisory for the public. The Delhi police has started an emergency helpline. People can contact Delhi Police civic and traffic helpline – 1095, 25844444 – if they are caught in any trouble during the storm.... READ MORE
# 08:50 AM: A recap of Monday | Dust storm hits Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan; two killed in MP: A woman and a child were killed in separate incidents of house collapse and 15 others injured when high velocity winds swept across the Porsa town in Morena district of Madhya Pradesh.......READ MORE
#08:40 AM: Thunderstorm wreaks havoc in Uttarakhand: Trees and electricity poles damaged after heavy rain and DustStorm in Dehradun. Visuals from New Cantt Road. State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) team at the spot.
#Uttarakhand: Trees and electricity poles damaged after heavy rain and #DustStorm in Dehradun. Visuals from New Cantt Road. State Disaster Response Force (SDRF) team at the spot pic.twitter.com/J2gvXdC3LA— ANI (@ANI) May 8, 2018
# 08:30 AM: Next 24 hours crucial: In the next 24 hours, parts of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi and western Uttar Pradesh are expected to witness heavy to moderate rainfall.
#08:25 AM: Hello and Welcome to News Nation Live updates. IMD has issued a fresh warning of a powerful thunderstorm with squall at several parts of the country on Tuesday. We shall keep you alert about all the weather related information and alerts.