After severe dust storm hit New Delhi and other parts of the India with a wind speed of 70 kmph on Monday night, the India Meteorological Department has issued a warning for several states across the north India saying squalls are likely to continue.

After dust storm in north-India on Monday, thunderstorm accompanied with hail lashed Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday afternoon.

 

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WEATHER WARNING FOR NEXT FIVE DAYS:

Warning valid for 8 May 2018:

Thunderstorm accompanied with squall (wind speed reaching 50-70 kmph) and hail are very likely to hit at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

Thunderstorm accompanied with squall (wind speed reaching 50-70 kmph) very likely to hit at isolated places over Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, West Uttar Pradesh, Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim.

Thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds very likely hit at isolated places over Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Bihar, West Madhya Pradesh, East Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Coastal, South Interior Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Heavy rain very likely at isolated places over Tamilnadu, South Interior Karnataka and Kerala.

Hot weather condition are likely over Maharashtra with heat wave conditions at one or two pockets over Vidarbha.

Warning valid for 9 May 2018:

Thunderstorm accompanied with squall (wind speed reaching 50-70 kmph) and hail are very likely to hit isolated places over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim.

Thunderstorm accompanied with squall (wind speed reaching 50-70 kmph) very likely to hit at isolated places over Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura.

Thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds very likely hit at isolated places over South Interior Karnataka.

Heavy rain very likely at isolated places over south Interior Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Assam and Meghalaya.

Hot weather condition likely over Maharashtra with heat wave conditions at one or two pockets over Vidarbha.

Warning valid for 10 May 2018:

Thunderstorm accompanied with squall (wind speed reaching 50-70 kmph) are very likely to hit at isolated places over Gangetic West Bengal.

Hot weather condition likely over Rajasthan and Maharashtra with heat wave conditions at one or two pockets over Vidarbha and Rajasthan.

Heavy rain very likely at isolated places over south Interior Karnataka and Tamilnadu.

Warning valid for 11 May 2018:

Heavy rain very likely at isolated places over South Interior Karnataka, Tamilnadu, north Andhra Pradesh.

Hot weather condition likely over Rajasthan and Maharashtra with heat wave conditions at one or two pockets over Vidarbha and Rajasthan.

Warning valid for 12 May 2018:

Heavy rain very likely at isolated places over South Interior Karnataka, Tamilnadu, north Andhra Pradesh and south Odisha.

Hot weather condition likely over Rajasthan and Maharashtra with heat wave conditions at one or two pockets over Vidarbha and Rajasthan.

Pre-Monsoon weather activities

As per a Skymet Weather report, the main reason behind dust and thunderstorm that had swept several parts of the northern plains last week is the pre-Monsoon weather activities in the month of May, during which most parts of the country remain vulnerable to dust storm, thunderstorm, lightning strikes, rain and thundershowers of varying intensity. These activities can be segregated in three categories – mild, moderate and severe.

The country usually records four-five spells of intense thunderstorm and dust storm and last week’s dust storm was a rare occurrence. “It is an inbuilt character of the storm that they do not visit same place with the same intensity again and again and with the same speed,” the Skymet report said.

Last week, severe dust storm and thunderstorm killed at least 124 people and injured more than 300 others in five states.