Indian meteorological department issues fresh thunderstorm alert after dust storm hits Delhi

  • Indian meteorological department issues fresh thunderstorm alert after dust storm hits Delhi

Indian meteorological department issues fresh thunderstorm alert after dust storm hits Delhi

At least 13 people were injured in Delhi.

The deceased, identified as Suhail, died after wall in his house collapsed on him while he was sleeping, PTI quoted the police as saying. This was the 2 time in last 4 days when such storm strikes the national capital. The police received almost 60 calls related to fallen trees, electricity polls and wall collapses across the region.

Days after a thunderstorm and dust storms hit Delhi-NCR, a powerful dust storm accompanied with rain and squall hit Delhi-NCR on Wednesday morning.

Strong winds, accompanied by dust and light rain brought a sudden decline in the temperatures.

Storms with strong winds were "very likely" in most parts of the northern state of Uttar Pradesh on Monday, India's most populous state, the India Meteorological Department said in its latest forecast. Meanwhile, on Tuesday, the IMD had predicted that the wind speeds could reach approximately 74 km per hour.

A boy runs for cover during a dust storm in New Delhi, India May 13, 2018. "But not of this severity".

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. "The frequency of western disturbance is unusually high", said Mahesh Pahlawat, vice-president (Meteorology and Climate Change) at Skymet, reported The Indian Express.

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.

Wednesday morning storm in Delhi uprooted trees and disrupted power supply.