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Dust storm hits Delhi again; more coming, warns IMD; top 10 developments

Author: Heena Sharma
by Heena Sharma
Posted: May 16, 2018

The met has issued a weather warning for May 16-20, and also said that thunderstorms accompanied by winds at 50-70 kmph could will hit 'isolated places' in Gangetic West Bengal and Odisha today

Current Affairs News: Days after a thunderstorm and dust storms hit Delhi-NCR, Del hits again woke up to a dust storm on Wednesday morning as strong winds and rain lashed the national capital in early hours.

Worse, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned that several towns of North India -- Aligarh, Meerut, Panipat, Bagpat, Alwar, Rohtak and their adjoining areas would be hit by thunderstorms and rains before noon.

Over the past week, thunderstorms and dust storms have wreaked havoc across northern and eastern parts of the country. Reports suggest that the number of casualties could be anywhere between 80 and 100. Experts have opined that the freak weather phenomenon is due to a western disturbance that originates in the Mediterranean Sea and brings rainfall to northwestern India.

Western disturbance is a normal phenomenon that can be observed over the western Himalayas and north Indian plains from October to March. However, what is unusual is its occurrence in April-May, several senior IMD scientists have been reported as saying.

The met department on Wednesday issued a weather warning for May 16-20 and said that thunderstorms accompanied by winds at 50-70 kmph could hit 'isolated places' in Gangetic West Bengal and Odisha on Wednesday morning.

Earlier, the department had said that the storms would last for 48-72 hours.

Thunderstorm to strike again today: A thunderstorm is expected to hit Jind, Rohtak, Panipat, Alwar, Baghpat, Meerut, Aligarh and their adjoining areas during the next two hours, the Indian Meteorological Department has said, according to a report by news agency ANI.

IMD issues warnings for next 4 days: The meteorological department has issued warnings for the next four days. The notification says West Bengal and Odisha will see storms today.

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