IMD issues thunderstorm warning in northern and eastern India

09 May, 2018, 00:28 | Author: Devin Moran
  • Thunderstorm & Heavy Rain Alert : 13 States Alarmed,Schools In Haryana Closed

The wind speed is expected between 50-70 kmph. In view of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issuing an alert forecasting thunderstorm and squall tomorrow in several parts of north India, all schools will also remain closed in Haridwar and Dehradun on Tuesday. "The government said that all evening schools (second shift that starts in afternoon) will be shut on Tuesday", an official statement said. 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.

The Ministry has said that in some places of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh, there may be rains with thunderstorms and hailstorms on Monday.


A severe storm, accompanied by hail and rain, hit Shimla and other parts of Himachal Pradesh, while the higher reaches of the state experienced snowfall. Earlier today, a dust storm was also reported from Rajasthan's Bikaner and Jaisalmer districts. The Delhi government said that they are deciding on closing evening schools today and the search and rescue teams will be on alert as the MeT had issued warnings of heavy rain and thunderstorm.

The Delhi government held a high-level meeting chaired by Delhi Chief Secretary Anshu Prakash to review the preparedness in the wake of the warning. A dust storm occurred in Sriganganagar disrupting normal life in the area. He said, Haryana and Delhi may experience high intensity of thunderstorm tomorrow. The Meteorological Department has said that there is a possibility of heavy rains and storms in northern India. People need to take action to keep themselves and others safe. "Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and west Uttar Pradesh could also witness these conditions", the Hindustan Times quoted the Met office as saying.

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