Massive dust storm hits Delhi, heavy rain predicted across India

11:07
			16 May 2018

Among the 13 injured are four members of his family.

A massive storm accompanied by heavy to moderate rains hit Delhi-NCR in the early hours of Wednesday morning.

As many as 59 calls about fallen trees, five calls about fallen electricity poles and 11 calls about hoardings/wall collapse were received by the PCR, police said.

New Delhi woke up to strong winds accompanied by dust Wednesday, May 16, and the weather is likely to remain the same for a while.

This was the second such storm to hit the national capital in the past four days.

The IMD has stated that areas of Jind, Rohtak, Panipat, Alwar, Bagpat, Meerut and Aligarh may witness light rain with thunderstorm.

11:07
			16 May 2018
11:07 16 May 2018

Yesterday, the MeT had issued a warning for heavy rains and thunderstorm in the Delhi-NCR. On Tuesday, the IMD had forecasted that the wind speeds could reach approximately 74 km per hour.

Thunderstorms, dust storms, rainfall during summers have been a normal phenomenon in northern India.

Meanwhile, as many as 80 were killed in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and east Uttar Pradesh due to thunderstorms and lightning with Uttar Pradesh alone recording 51 deaths. "But not of this severity". Also, the spokesperson said that Dust storms and thunderstorms wreaked havoc in Delhi and parts of Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, and Andhra Pradesh on Sunday.

Subsequently on May 9, several parts of Uttar Pradesh were struck by a severe storm that left 18 dead and 27 others injured.

Power distribution company BSES Delhi said it had put its teams on high-alert and were trying to restore power disruptions in some areas.

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