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India Thunderstorm warning for 13 states, heavy rains likely in northeast

13:27  04 june  2018
13:27  04 june  2018 Source:   indiatoday.in

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NEW DELHI: Thunderstorms accompanied by squall, hail and heavy rains are likely to occur in at least 13 states and two Union Territories across the country on May 7, the home ministry said.

Thunderstorms and rain are likely in at least 13 states and two union territories today, the Union Home Ministry has said in an advisory on Sunday. The weather department has forecast heavy rain at isolated places in six northeastern states today.

The Meteorological department has issued a thunderstorm warning for large parts of the country that will remain effective for the next two days.

The weather warning released on Monday morning said thunderstorm, accompanied with gusty winds, and lightning are very likely to be witnessed in isolated places in West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Telangana and coastal Andhra Pradesh.

In Uttar Pradesh, thunderstorm and dust storm are very likely to occur at isolated places in 13 districts, the MeT department said.

The districts that are likely to be hit include: Banda, Chitrakoot, Fatehpur, Hardoi, Shahjahanpur, Pilibhit, Bareilly, Rampur, Moradabad, Meerut, Bijnore, Muzaffarnagar and Saharanpur.

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The Meteorological Department has warned of thunderstorms accompanied with squall, hail and heavy rains that are likely to hit at least 13 states and two union territories on Monday. The department has issued weather forecast for next five days - May 7 to May 12.

Besides this, the Met department has said that heavy rains are very likely in part of Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, coastal Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Andaman and Nicobar.

This year, thunderstorms and dust storms have claimed hundreds of lives and damaged property worth crores across northern India. States like Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar have been the worst hit.

The latest bout of deadly dust storm over the weekend claimed 17 lives and left 11 persons injured. Most of the deaths were caused due to falling of trees and house collapse, a UP government spokesperson said.

Moradabad bore the maximum brunt of the storm, with as many as seven deaths reported from the district, followed by three deaths from Sambhal.

Dust storms have become a regular phenomenon in the state and over 130 people were killed last month.

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