The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a thunderstorm warning for Delhi and adjoining areas for 6 May.

Rain and strong winds are likely to hit some places in the national capital region, the Home Ministry said while quoting an IMD advisory.

The areas that might be hit by thunderstorm are likely to be Faridabad, Ballabhgarh, Khurja, Greater Noida, and Bulandshahr – spread across parts of western Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.

On 4 May, the MeT Department issued a thunderstorm warning for the next few days in parts of northern India. According to the IMD, thunderstorm accompanied by gusty winds might strike isolated places over Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and eastern part of Rajasthan. The situation is likely to last for many days of the first week.

These regions were severely hit by a sudden dust storm on Wednesday evening which led to the deaths of over 100 people and injuries to around 300.

Agra was the worst hit, accounting for at least 43 deaths and injuries to 35 others.

The IMD said that a Western Disturbance (WD) as a cyclonic circulation lies over north Pakistan and a fresh WD is likely to affect Western Himalayan region from 5 May.

A cyclonic circulation lies over Haryana, central parts of south Uttar Pradesh and neighbourhood at lower levels, said the IMD.

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