Uttarakhand likely to hit by thunderstorm

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Thousands of commuters were stuck on the winding and busy Blue Line, which links Dwarka in northwest Delhi to Noida and Vaishali in Uttar Pradesh, for nearly 45 minutes.

# 07:16 PM: Delhi: Metro services between Indraprastha and Karol Bagh metro stations disrupted after a tree fell on the tracks of the route between Rajiv Chowk to RK Ashram metro stations.

Thunderstorm accompanied with squall with wind speed reaching 50-70 km per hour are "very likely" at isolated places over east Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Gangetic West Bengal, Odisha and Jharkhand, said the Indian Meteorological Deaprtment (IMD). As per latest reports, flight movements at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport have been put on hold due to thunderstorm, reported ANI. "So, there will be significant decrease in thunderstorm activity over north-western states until 13 May, when a fresh western disturbance is likely to affect the West Himalayan region and cause thunderstorms in north region", said an IMD official. As many as 10 flights have been diverted at the airport so far.


Similar weather conditions are likely to prevail through the week.

Last month, a storm killed at least 15 people in Uttar Pradesh and destroyed two ancient pillars at the entryways to the Taj Mahal.

Delhi witnessed a warm Sunday morning, with the minimum temperature recorded at 30.6ºC.


Dust storm and heavy rainfall hit the Capital city.

Similar weather conditions were reported from nearby areas such as Faridabad, Gurugram, Noida and Ghaziabad. But the sky turned cloudy around 4:30pm and gusty winds started sweeping the city soon after. After days of warning, a heavy dust storm and rain hit the national capital today evening.

However, be it the upcoming Monsoon or high-velocity duststorms, it will give no relief to people in Vidarbha, parts of Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh.


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