Wind speed may reach 90 kmph in Delhi-NCR amid rain: IMD warning for these areas

  • The weather department officials predicted damage to vulnerable structures and traffic disruption in Delhi-NCR; several key roads were blocked by uprooted trees.
Amid strong winds and rain, uprooted trees block roads in parts of Delhi. Visuals from Dhaula Kuan shared by ANI.
Amid strong winds and rain, uprooted trees block roads in parts of Delhi. Visuals from Dhaula Kuan shared by ANI.
Updated on May 23, 2022 07:25 AM IST
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Written by Ishika Yadav | Edited by Swati Bhasin

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a warning for several parts of Delhi-NCR as heavy rain and thunderstorms lashed the national capital on Monday morning. “Rain along with gusty winds will continue” for the next couple of hours, the weather department said in a tweet. 

Extreme wind gusts going up to a ravaging speed of 90 km per hour was predicted. Amid rain and thunderstorm, several reports of uprooted trees blocking roads in parts of Delhi surfaced. Meanwhile, the Delhi Airport also warned the flyers to keep a check on the status of their flights with the air traffic severely affected, owing to bad weather conditions.

IMD issues warning for these areas of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana

“Thundershower with moderate intensity rain and gusty winds with speed of 60-90 Kmph would continue to occur” over these adjoining areas of Delhi and NCR- Loni Dehat, Hindon AF Station, Bahadurgarh, Ghaziabad, Indirapuram, Chhapraula, Noida, Dadri, Greater Noida, Gurugram,Faridabad, Manesar, Rewari, Palwal, Bawal, Nuh, Aurangabad, Sikandrabad, Chandausi, Bulandshahar, Jahangirabad, Anupshahar, Bahajoi, Bareilly, Shikarpur, Khurja, Pahasu, Debai, Narora, Gabhana, Sahaswan, Jattari, Atrauli, Khair, Aligarh, Kasganj, Nandgaon, Iglas, Sikandra Rao,Barsana, Raya, Hathras," the IMD said. 

“Light to moderate intensity intermittent rain would continue to occur over and adjoining areas of entire Delhi and Yamunanagar, Kurukshetra, Karnal, Rajaund, Assandh, Safidon,Jind, Panipat and adjoining areas,” it added. 

Predicted impact of storm

The weather department officials predicted damage to vulnerable structures. Officials said traffic disruptions were expected in Delhi-NCR; several key roads were blocked by uprooted trees. 

The traffic disruption was accompanied by reduced visibility. “Damage to plantations, horticulture and standing crops,” was among other impacts. 

How to stay safe

The officials of the weather departments shared following suggestions to ensure safety:

1. Stay indoors, close windows & doors and avoid travel if possible.

2. Take safe shelters; do not take shelter under trees.

3. Do not lie on concrete floors and do not lean against concrete walls.

4. Unplug electrical/ electronic appliances.

5. Immediately get out of water bodies.

6. Keep away from all the objects that conduct electricity.

7. Follow any traffic advisories that are issued in this regard.

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