New Delhi dust storm wreaks havoc

IMD issues fresh thunderstorm warning, says may hit north India within three days

Indian meteorological department issues fresh thunderstorm alert after dust storm hits Delhi

Meanwhile, parts of Jammu and Kashmir, as well as Himachal Pradesh, might have thunderstorms accompanied by squalls and hail on Friday.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a thunderstorm alert after a massive dust storm hit Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR) early Wednesday morning.

Wednesday's storm comes days after the heavy winds and rain killed over 75 people across Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh and Delhi-NCR region. "Thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds are 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", the IMD in an advisory said.

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Meanwhile, temperature in the morning was recorded at 25 degrees Celsius and generally cloudy sky with light rain or drizzle is expected, a MeT official said.

They are also advised to stay away from electric poles and trees during the storm, as it is likely that they will be hit by lightening or, there is high possibility of trees being torn from the ground. Reports of disruptions in power supply were received from parts of Faridabad, Gurgaon, Karol Bagh among others. The Delhi Metro operations were also affected at a number of stations on the Violet and Blue lines after trees fell on overhead electricity (OHE) wires.

At least 80 people lost their lives, in the storm that assaulted the northern states of the country, with Uttar Pradesh being the worst, with 50 deaths.

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