Met forecast today: North India could witness thunderstorm, gusty wind

09 May, 2018, 00:29 | Author: Marie Harrington
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A high-intensity dust storm engulfed Delhi-NCR region on Monday night, leaving trees unearthed at several locations.

After yesterday's storm in Delhi, likelihood of severe weather has reduced.

"Haryana weather department has issued a high alert for two days and they will give the exact updates of three hours in advance before any major alert and we will keep on informing about the weather and their alerts".

On the other hand, heavy rains are likely on Monday at isolated places over Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura.

Notably, the Haryana government had ordered closure of schools on May 7 and 8, with Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma yesterday saying that the decision had been taken in view of the MeT warning. A dust storm occurred in Sriganganagar disrupting normal life in the area.

The IMD said that duststorms very likely at isolated places over Rajasthan, the Met office said.

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The weatherman had predicted hazy sky in the evening with possibility of heavy rain and thunderstorm late night.

Many schools here announced a holiday minutes before the educational institutes were to open, forcing many students to return to their homes.

According to the alert, these places will witness "loud peals of thunder with frequent lightening flashes. with moderate to heavy spell of rain and maximum wind speed of 29 to 74 kilometers per hour".

All evening schools run by Delhi government and few private schools operating in morning shift remained closed on Tuesday.

The government also asked the people to keep children and animals indoors and use as less electrical appliances.

At least 124 people were killed and more than 300 others injured in five states due to dust storms, thunderstorms and lightning last week. "If the wind speed is reported more than 90 kmph then trains will be put on hold at platforms and no train will enter platform with a speed of more than 15 kmph", a senior DMRC official told PTI.

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