Northern hillstations likely to face thunderstorm, squall over next 2 days

Thunderstorm and squall likely in north Indian hill states from Sunday predicts IMD

Thunderstorm and squall likely in north Indian hill states from Sunday predicts IMD

The India Meteorological Department on Saturday said that Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand and Himachal Pradesh are likely to see thunderstorm accompanied with squall over the next two days.

The Thunderstorm over these hill-states states and its subsequent effect on plains in north Indian is due to a new western disturbance from tomorrow.

With disturbances now prevailing over West Bengal, there is likelihood of thunderstorm and squall and heavy rainfall at isolated places in Bihar, Jharkhand, West Bengal, Odisha, Assam, Sikkim, Meghalaya, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura for the next few days.

"Thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds is also very likely at isolated places over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, west Uttar Pradesh, Vidharbha, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Telangana, north coastal Andhra Pradesh, south interior Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Lakshadweep and Kerala", it said.

Heat wave conditions are very likely at one or two pockets in Rajasthan, west Madhya Pradesh and Vidharbha.

As many as 124 people had died in the thunderstorm which hit Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan on 3 May, according to the National Emergency Response Centre (NERC), ministry of home affairs. There were reports of disrupted power supply, and uprooting of trees and plants.

"Saddened by the loss of lives due to dust storms in various parts of India".

However, the maximum temperature at most of the places in both States stayed several notches above normal.

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