Thursday, 18 October, 2018

Coming up: Dust storm, thunderstorm in Delhi NCR

Thunderstorm and squall likely in north Indian hill states from Sunday predicts IMD Thunderstorm hits Delhi: 40 flights diverted, Metro services affected
Ben Pena | 13 May, 2018, 22:17

Thunderstorm accompanied with squall with wind speed reaching 50-70 kilometres per hour are "very likely" at isolated places over east Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Gangetic West Bengal, Odisha and Jharkhand, the IMD advisory said.

♦ Thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds very likely at isolated places over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, West Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Bihar. A tree and falling bricks killed two people there, officials said. "Westerly winds will form again and temperature will begin to rise after May 15", Palawat said.The rains and storm brought down trees and tree branches in some areas and led to traffic snarls, forcing two-wheeler drivers to take shelter under bridges and flyovers.

Thunderstorm and squall are likely to hit Uttar Pradesh in the next two days, the meteorological department has warned.

A met department officer said south Delhi's Safdarjung observatory recorded a wind speed of 109 kmph.

Earlier, Delhiites woke up to a hot morning on Sunday, with minimum temperature settling at 30.6 degrees C, five degrees above normal.

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The strong winds knocked down a number of trees in the city. The Kalka-New Delhi Shatabdi Express was also stopped near Sonepat due to uprooting of trees. There were disruptions in the Metro services as well on some routes.

In Jaitpur, a person was buried in the debris following a wall collapse, municipal authorities said.

The sudden change of weather in Delhi forced airport authorities to divert at least 40 domestic and global flights, an official said.

Indira Gandhi International Airport was closed for more than two hours because of the winds. The storm interrupts CM Arvind Kejriwal's programme in Delhi's IP Extension. "The extreme weather not only affected Delhi; Panipat, Jhajjar, Rohtak, Jind in Haryana and parts of Uttar Pradesh", said G P Sharma, President (Meteorology) Skymet, a private weather forecasting agency.

A depression is seen in South India which might extend Central India to Rayalaseema and a cyclonic circulation is seen over Comorin and adjoining Tamil Nadu.

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