Delhi-NCR Dust Storm, Thunderstorm LIVE updates: IMD issues fresh alert across 23 states

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New Delhi | Updated: May 16, 2018 4:26 PM

The Indian Meteorological Department has warned of a fresh thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds at several places across 23 states.

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Thunderstorm, Dust storm LIVE Updates: The Indian Meteorological Department has warned of a fresh thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds at several places across 23 states for the next 72 hours. The IMD also forecasted of heavy rain at Assam, Meghalaya, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Kerala. On the wee hours of Wednesday, a strong dust storm has hit Delhi and National Capital Region (NCR). Noida and Gurugram had also witnessed similar weather pattern. Earlier on Sunday, an intense thunderstorm had left more than 80 people dead, with the highest being reported in Uttar Pradesh (51).

Dust storm, Thunderstorm LIVE Updates:

12.28 pm: Several parts of Odisha is likely to receive Light to moderate rainfall accompanied with thundershower and gusty winds in the upcoming 6 to 8 hours. The places are- Baleshwar, Bhadrak, Kendujhar and Mayurbhanj, reports Skymet.

12.25 pm: Moderate to heavy rainfall with thundershower accompanied with gusty winds and Lightning is likely over parts of West Bengal such as- Kolkata, Howrah, Hugli, Midnapore, North and South Parganas. The speed of the wind will be up to 100 kmph and more, reports Skymet.

12.20 pm: The IMD also predicted of a thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds (winds speed reaching 50-70 kmph) at several states for the next five days.

12.10 pm: The IMD has predicted of a thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds at several states such as-  Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Sikkim, Bihar, Jharkhand, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, M,anipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Coastal Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, kerala and Union Territories such as Delhi-NCR and Chandigarh.

6:45 AM: Strong winds, accompanied by dust, lashed the city while bringing a sudden decline in the temperature.

4:30 AM: Trees fell down on cars in Lodhi colony due to strong winds and dust storm in the national capital.

3:40 AM: Strong winds and dust storm, followed by light showers, hit the national capital, as reported by ANI.

3:30 AM: Massive storm hits Delhi NCR region.

7:13 PM: Maharashtra: Light to moderate rain and thundershower with strong gusty wind may occur at some parts over Bidar, Bijapur, Bid, Latur, Nanded, Osmanabad, Parbhani, Sangli, Solapur and Yavatmal during next 4 hours, SkyMet said.

5:27 PM: Earlier, in West Bengal, five deaths were reported from Howrah district, while two deaths each from West Midnapore, North 24-Parganas and Nadia districts and one from Murshidabad district, as per PTI reports.

According to a report by Hindustan Times, the Met office said that in coastal areas, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, interior parts of south Karnataka, north Tamil Nadu and Kerala will also see thunderstorm activity. Northeastern part of India is also expected to experience some activity.

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