IMD issues 'thunderstorm' warning across Northern India, heavy rain in East in next 72 hours
A day after more than 100 people was killed in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, India Meteorological Department issued Thunderstorm warning for several places from 5th May 2018 to 7th May, but none were in these two states.
For May 5, it said thunderstorm accompanied with squall very likely at isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. The thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds very likely at isolated places over Gangetic West Bengal, Assam & Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura, Odisha and Kerala.
For May 7, it said thunderstorm accompanied with squall and hail very likely at isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh. It also said Thunderstorm accompanied with squall and hail very likely at isolated places over Himachal Pradesh.
A storm barrelled through a swathe of Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh on Thursday, killing at least 109 people in a trail of destruction that brought down mud houses, uprooted trees and flattened crops, officials said.
The damage has been attributed to the winds, which clocked over 100 kmph around 7 pm on Thursday. The worst period lasted about 45 minutes, according to reports from Dholpur in Rajasthan.