Dust Storms Likely To Hit The National Capital


New Delhi: The Met issued storm warnings as the minimum temperature was recorded at 26.6 degrees Celsius.

“The sky was mainly clear in the morning. However, there is possibility of dust storms and thunderstorms towards the afternoon and evening,” an India Meteorological Department official forecast for the National Capital Region.

Sudden dust storms late on Friday in Delhi, Noida and Ghaziabad brought down the surging mercury by one notch below the season’s average.

Maximum temperature on Friday settled at 42 degrees Celsius, one notch above the season’s average while the minimum temperature was recorded at 30 degrees Celsius, three notches above the season’s average.

At least five people were reported dead and six others left injured after a thunderstorm hit Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand on Friday.

While two people died in Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad four were killed in Uttarakhand’s Mandal. Trees, electric poles and hoardings also fell down at some place.