Thunderstorm, squalls likely in north India today

Wednesday, 16 May, 2018

Trees fell down on cars in Lodhi colony due to strong winds and dust storm in the national capital, as reported by ANI. At least 13 people were injured in Delhi.

Wednesday's storm was the second of its kind to hit the national capital in the past four days. The police received almost 60 calls related to fallen trees, electricity polls and wall collapses across the region.

Strong winds, accompanied by dust, lashed the city while bringing a sudden decline in the temperature.

The Met office predicts storm and winds of less severity for 48 hours starting Tuesday.

Storm uprooted trees, knocked down power poles, grounded flights and disrupted trains across northern, eastern and southern states, including the capital, New Delhi, on Sunday evening.

According to figures from the Uttar Pradesh government, earlier at least 51 people were killed and 84 injured due to inclement weather across the state.

Earlier on May 2, a dust storm wreaked havoc across Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, killing more than 100 people, uprooting trees and flattening houses.

After several parts of India witnessed severe weather conditions in the last few days, which even killed over 50 people, the Indian Meteorological Department has issued a fresh thunderstorm alert in the Delhi-NCR region. "Thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds are also very likely at isolated places over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, west Uttar Pradesh, Vidarbha, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Telangana, north coastal Andhra Pradesh, south interior Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Lakshadweep and Kerala", the IMD advisory for 15 May read.