Delhi, UP, Haryana Brace For Thunderstorms Today

09 May, 2018, 00:24 | Author: Sam Montgomery
  • Thunderstorm and rain alert for Delhi-NCR strong winds warning in Himachal Pradesh

"Normal movement of trains will be restored once the wind speed is less then 85kmph for continuous five minutes", the DMRC said.

According to airport sources, six flights had to be diverted last night due to strong winds. On Monday, Bikaner, Jaisalmer and Barmer recorded maximums of 41.2, 41 and 40.7 degrees respectively. The Delhi police have asked people not to venture out without checking storm warnings. The Delhi government took the decision at a high-level meeting chaired by chief secretary Anshu Prakash to review the preparedness in the wake of the warning. It said that all evening schools (second shift, which starts from the afternoon) will remain closed on Tuesday.

While most of the part of India is going through harsh summers, Himachal Pradesh's Shimla and Uttarakhand's Kedarnath and Badrinath got hit by severe hailstorm and have received fresh snowfall recently. The Haryana government has also canceled the leaves of all municipal officials and fire and emergency services have been put on alert.

"This is because lightning can travel along pipes. Keep away from doors, windows, fireplaces, stoves, bath-tubs, or any other electrical charge conductors", the advisory stated.

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Park your vehicles under the tree as tree branches or tree can fell down. It has asked people to keep children inside home or shelter. The department has warned that the states which are likely to be hit by storm are Delhi, Haryana, Chandigarh, and parts of Himachal and Jammu and Kashmir.

They have also put search and rescue teams on standby.

Earlier in the day, the IMD issued a mild thunderstorm and dust storm warning for the next 48 hours in New Delhi and its neighbouring states.

Gusty winds with speed around 50 - 70 kilometres per hour are expected to blow across some places in North and North-eastern parts of the country.

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