Weather Alert: Dust storm, thundershower likely to hit Delhi NCR in next 2-4 hours

Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad and Gurgaon among the places that will be affected by the storm in next 2-4 hours.

Weather Alert: Dust storm, thundershower to hit Delhi NCR in next 2-4 hours
Heavy storm accompanied by thundershower likely to hit Delhi NCR region/ Photo: AFP
By: ABP News Web Desk
Updated: 12 May 2018 05:13 PM
New Delhi: Dust storm accompanied with thundershower and strong winds is likely to hit Dehi NCR region in next two to four hours, as per the weather alert issued by Skymet.

Areas that will likely be affected from the storm are Ambala, Charkhi Dadri, Faridabad, Fatehabad, Gurgaon, Hisar, Jhajjar, Jind, Kaithal, Karnal, Kurukshetra, Mewat, Palwal, Panipat, Rewari, Rohtak, Sonipat, Central, Delhi, Noida,  and Ghaziabad.

Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh are also likely to witness thunderstorm accompanied with squall, while parts of Rajasthan might see dust storm over the next two days, the IMD said on Saturday.

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

Western disturbance originates in the Mediterranean Sea that brings sudden rains to northwestern parts of India.

Thunderstorm accompanied with squall with wind speed reaching 50-70 kilometres per hour are "very likely" at isolated places over east Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Gangetic West Bengal, Odisha and Jharkhand, it said.

"Thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds 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," an Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) advisory said.

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

Several states in north India have witnessed erratic weather pattern over the fortnight. Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan have alone witnessed over 120 deaths due to thunderstorm and violent winds in the first week of May.

(With inputs from PTI)