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IMD issues thunderstorm, lightening warning for north, NE India

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a warning saying that several parts in north and may witness thunderstorm, hail and lightening Wednesday.

The Met department has also issued an amber-coloured warning for parts of Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand, and An amber colour warning indicates that authorities have to remain alert for any weather-related exigency.

Several parts of north and have been witnessing thunderstorms, dust storms, lightning and heavy rains since Sunday.

On Tuesday, unseasonal rains, dust storm and lightning hit several parts of Rajasthan, and Gujarat, leaving 35 people dead and many others injured, officials said Wednesday.

reported 15 casualties in rain-related incidents, while 10 each were killed in and in the overnight rains.

"Thundersquall (wind speed reaching 60-70 kilometres per hour) accompanied with hail and lightning at isolated places are very likely over Uttrakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, and Gangetic West Bengal," the IMD said Wednesday.

Isolated places over Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, east Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Odisha, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, and Tripura, coastal Karnataka, and are "very likely" to witness accompanied with gusty winds reaching 40-50 kilometres per hour, the IMD said.

The Met department has attributed the and lightening due to a western disturbance.

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First Published: Wed, April 17 2019. 14:55 IST