India's MET dept. forecasts thunderstorm for several states


New Delhi [India], May 04 (NT): In the wake of the dust storms that havoc through Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh, claiming almost 60 lives in the two states, the India Meteorological Department, on Friday, announced in a released a statement forecasting thunderstorms and gusty winds in a number of Indian states.

The forecast recommends that on May 5, thunderstorms accompanied with gust of wind is expected to be experienced in a number of parts of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) and Himachal Pradesh (HP), while thunderstorms, along with gusty wind, is predicted for Uttarakhand and Punjab.

It also forecasts that heat wave conditions will reign over Western Rajasthan.

It further says thunderstorm, accompanied with squall and hail, is expected in J&K and HP on May 7, while thunderstorms accompanied with gusty winds would be prevalent in Uttarakhand and Punjab.

Heavy rain is expected in North-Eastern states of Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura on the same day, while thunderstorms/dust storm in Rajasthan.

On a related note a Go Air Flight, G8-386, from Mumbai to Leh was diverted to Delhi today, due to unfavorable weather at the landing destination. 165 passengers are travelling on the flight.




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