Thunderstorm, rain to hit WB,Odisha,Bihar UP: Home Ministry

Thunderstorm, rain to hit WB,Odisha,Bihar UP: Home Ministry

Thunderstorm, rain to hit WB,Odisha,Bihar UP: Home Ministry

Home Ministry issued a fresh warning about a possible thunderstorm accompanied with squall likely to hit four states West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar and Uttar Pradesh in the coming days.
Also the northern and eastern parts of the country are very likely to have thunderstorms on Friday and Saturday, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned. The warning comes a day after heavy rain, winds and lightning killed over a 100 people and injured over 200 in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

In its 2 pm weather bulletin, the IMD issued a fresh warning that read, “Thunderstorm accompanied with squall are very likely at isolated places over Assam & Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram & Tripura and West Bengal. Thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds are very likely at isolated places over Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Chandigarh & Delhi, Punjab, Bihar, Jharkhand, Sikkim, Odisha, northwest Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Rayalaseema, north coastal Andhra Pradesh, Interior Tamilnadu and Kerala.”

The IMD also predicted that heavy rain is very likely at isolated places over Tamilnadu and Kerala.

Priya Ghosh

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