New Delhi dust storm wreaks havoc

On Wednesday morning, an 18-year-old was killed and 13 people were injured in Delhi after a powerful dust storm hit the national Capital. The police received almost 60 calls related to uprooted trees, fallen electricity polls and wall collapses across the region. So far, there were no reports of casualties.

Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh are likely to experience thunderstorm, with gusty winds with the speed of 50-70kms.

As you all may already know that a fresh western disturbance and a low-pressure system that brings moisture from the Eurasian water bodies, will continue to affect the weather in this region, the weather office said. The dust storms and thunderstorms caused destruction in Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, West Bengal and New Delhi, that saw 40 people killed, leaving over a trail of destruction.

Thunderstorms, dust storms, rainfall during summers have been a normal phenomenon in northern India."But not of this severity".

Additionally, the IMD has said that places such as Jind, Rohtak, Panipat, Alwar, Bagpat, Meerut and Aligarh may also receive light rain and see a few thunderstorms, reported ANI. The IMD also predicted high velocity winds in coastal Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Pudducherry and Kerala. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned of thunderstorms and strong winds across several parts of the country over the next four days.

The same predictions have been made for tomorrow at isolated places over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh.

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