IMD issues warning of thunderstorm and strong winds in Punjab, Haryana, UP, Delhi for next three days

The weather department has warned of thunderstorm and strong winds in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, UP, Rajasthan and Delhi.

IMD issues warning of thunderstorm and strong winds in Punjab, Haryana, UP, Delhi for next three days
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New Delhi: The  India Meteorological Department has warned of a probability of thunderstorm, strong winds and hailstorms in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi and parts of north-west India for three days. Dust storm in Rajasthan is also possible.

IMD warning for May 18, 2018:

- Thunderstorm accompanied with squall and hail very likely at isolated places over Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh.

- Thunderstorm accompanied with squall very likely at isolated places over Uttarakhand and Punjab.

- Thunderstorm accompanied with gusty winds very likely at isolated places over Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi, UP,  Bihar West Bengal and Sikkim,  Odisha,  Coastal Andhra Pradesh, Coastal Karnataka, south interior Karnataka, Tamilnadu, Kerala and Lakshadweep.

- Thunderstorm/dust storm very likely Rajasthan.

- Heatwave conditions very likely at isolated places over Vidarbha.

- Heavy rain at isolated places over Assam and Meghalaya and Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura.

- Gale winds speed reaching 65-­75 kmph gusting to 85 kmph is very likely around the centre of the cyclone covering the Gulf of Aden and adjoining areas of southwest and west-central Arabian sea. Sea condition will be high over the same area and same period.

- Fishermen are advised not to venture into the Gulf of Aden and adjoining areas of west-central and southwest Arabian Sea.

(With inputs from imd.gov.in)

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