Thunderstorm Alert in North India: Read All Updates Here


After the high-speed dust storm that hit many parts of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and other states on May 2, there are chances of more episodes of thunderstorm in the northern parts of India. The Indian Metrological Department had issued warnings on May 6 that the next 48 hours are going to be crucial with respect to the weather conditions and the same could be seen on the late night of May 7.

The weather conditions are likely to get worse, particularly in Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, and some isolated portions of eastern states. Mentioned below are the latest updates of weather conditions from various states:

• In Haryana, Education Minister Ram Bilas Sharma ordered the schools to be closed for two days i.e. on May 7 and May 8 in view of the storm alert.

• On May 7, an 11-year-old girl in Uttar Pradesh’s Mainpuri died when a tree fell on her because of the strong winds accompanied by the hail storm.

• The Meteorological department issued warning of a thunderstorm with squalls in districts of Uttar Pradesh including Ghaziabad, Saharanpur, Bareli, Aligarh, Bijnor, Meerut, Bagpat, Muzaffarnagar, Rampur, Bulandhsahar, Mathura, and Gautam Budhha Nagar.

• The Traffic Police in Delhi issued an advisory to alert the forces on the field and advised commuters not to travel during a storm.

• A massive sandstorm hit the Khajuwala region of Bikaner that could be seen covered in dust.

• All schools in Hardiwar and Delhi were announced to be shut on May 8. Besides, the second shift of government schools in Delhi will also be shut today.

• 1 person died and 9 were reported to be injured in Tripura’s Khowai and more than 1800 houses were damaged; government announced compensation to all the affected persons.

• High-speed winds blew away rooftops and trees were uprooted in the Chamoli district of Uttarakhand. Two pilgrims from Gujarat injured in Chetrapal village when some tree branches fell on them. Besides, an electric pole was uprooted and trees fell on the road, leading to a traffic jam in Gopeshwar area.

• The Delhi government has kept the search and rescue team on standby and Delhi Metro has decided to exercise extreme caution in the running of trains.

• The NDMA held a meeting to review the preparedness of Southwest monsoon.

• Haryana Government cancelled leaves of all officials in municipalities across the state and fire and other emergency services have been directed to remain alert to counter a possible thunderstorm.

• A late night dust storm hit Delhi and parts of NCR including Bhiwanim Jhajjar, Rohtak, Gurugram, Meerut, and Ghaziabad.

• Chances of dust storm in Delhi-NCR area decreased:

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) also issued a list of do’s and don’ts in the wake of bad weather conditions.



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