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Thunderstorm alert: IMD issues fresh warning for North India, strong winds and hailstorm expected for next three days

Senior Met official Dr K Sathidevi said that the weather anomalies might affect parts of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, UP, Rajasthan, Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir.

Reported by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: May 17, 2018 18:22 IST ]
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Thunderstorm alert: IMD issues fresh warning for North India, strong winds and hailstorm expected for next three days

India Meteorological Department on Thursday issued a fresh warning on thunderstorm, strong winds and hailstorm for next three days in parts of North India. 

Senior Met official Dr K Sathidevi said that the weather anomalies might affect parts of Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, UP, Rajasthan, Delhi and Jammu and Kashmir. Yesterday IMD had issued an alert for a thunderstorm, accompanied by a squall at isolated places over West Bengal and Odisha, expected today. 

In its Wednesday's advisory, the IMD had cautioned against a thunderstorm, accompanied by gusty winds, at isolated places over Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Jharkhand, Bihar, eastern Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, coastal Andhra Pradesh, interior Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Lakshadweep.

There was a western disturbance over north Pakistan and Afghanistan and a cyclonic circulation over southeast Rajasthan and the western parts of Madhya Pradesh, it said, adding that a thunderstorm and a dust-storm were "very likely" in Rajasthan.

"Heatwave conditions very likely over some parts of West Rajasthan and in one or two pockets of East Rajasthan. Heavy rain at isolated places over Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Kerala and Lakshadweep," the advisory said

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