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More thunderstorms and squalls for the north and northwest regions of the country till 18 May

May 16, 2018 22:05 IST
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The Indian Meteorological Department on Wednesday forecast more thunderstorms and squalls for the north and northwest regions of the country till Friday, overturning its earlier prediction, as a dust storm and thundershowers hit Delhi and the National Capital Region in the morning. A fresh western disturbance, a low-pressure system that brings moisture from the Eurasian water bodies, will continue to affect the weather in this region, the weather office said. An 18-year-old man was killed and 13 people injured in the dust storm that hit the national capital in the early hours today, police said. Sohail of northeast Delhi’s Gokal Puri area was killed after a wall collapsed on him while he was sleeping in his house. Wednesday is likely to see more thunderstorms along with gusty winds in north India including the hilly regions of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and in the plains in Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and Uttar Pradesh. East India will also continue to see scattered thunderstorm activity on Wednesday. In peninsular Indian states, especially the coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, thunderstorms are expected along with Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Kerala. Thunderstorm activity has been reported in the past 24 hours from isolated areas over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, east Rajasthan in northwest India, interior parts of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Puducherry in the south, and also from Bihar, Chhattisgarh, sub-Himalayan West Bengal and the northeastern states. (Muhammed Asad)