Thunderstorm Alert: Schools in Delhi, Uttrakhand to Remain Closed Tomorrow

09 May, 2018, 00:27 | Author: Rolando Keller
  • IMD issues thunderstorm warning in northern and eastern India

Several parts of these states could witness thunderstorm and squall with winds gusting up to 50-70 kilometers per hour, the alert said. "All evening schools will remain closed tomorrow following the weather warning", a senior government official told news agency PTI. The IMD said that "under the influence of a western disturbance, a cyclonic circulation over Haryana and a west-east tough from northwest Rajasthan to central Madhya Pradesh in lower levels" will bring light to moderate rainfall in north India.

IMD issues a warning that thunderstorm accompanied with squall and hail likely into hit Himachal Pradesh and Uttrakhand on May 8. If wind speed is more than 90kmph, then trains will be put oh hold at platforms... no train will enter the platform with a speed of more than 15kmph.

On Monday night, Delhi, Haryana and some other areas in northern India were hit by a dust storm.

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Meanwhile, the weather remained generally dry today and winds remained calm in most parts of Punjab and Haryana. Following such incident, an alert has been issued by the Home Ministry of India. A dust storm occurred in Sriganganagar disrupting normal life in the area. The traffic police has asked also commuters to check weather conditions before travelling while the Delhi Metro too has made a decision to exercise extreme caution in running of trains.

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation said that they would be cautious in running the trains. Heavy rain is likely on Tuesday over Tamil Nadu, Kerala and south Karnataka, it said. The IMD forecast for May 9 says heavy rain is very likely at isolated places in Assam and Meghalaya. He said, Haryana and Delhi may experience high intensity of thunderstorm tomorrow.

At least 124 people were killed and more than 300 others injured in five states due to dust storms, thunderstorms and lightning last week.

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