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Thunderstorm, rain likely in Delhi-NCR, UP, parts of Haryana: IMD

By Priyanka Verma 
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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain and and gusty winds with speed of 30-60 in parts of Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana.

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In its latest update posted on Twitter, the weather department said that thunderstorm with light to moderate intensity rain would occur over and adjoining areas of entire Delhi and few places of NCR (Badurgarh, Gurugram, Manesar, Faridabad, Ballabhgarh, Loni Dehat, Hindon AF Station, Ghaziabad, Indirapuram, Chhapraula, Noida, Dadri, Greater Noida) .

As per the notification, several parts of Uttar Pradesh, including Saharanpur, Gangoh, Deoband, Muzaffarnagar, Shamli, Baraut, Bagpat, Khekra, Nazibabad, Bijnaur, Chandpur, Hastinapur, Khatauli, Daurala, Meerut, Modinagar, Amroha, Garhmukteshwar, Siyana, Hapur, Pilakhua, Sahaswan, Narora, Anupshahar, Jahangirabad, Bulandshahar, Gulaoti and Barsana, are likely to receive thunderstorms and rains.

Many parts of Haryana, including Yamunanagar, Hissar, Rewari and Aurangabad would experience thunderstorms and rains.

Rajasthan’s Kotputli, Bhiwari, Alwar, and Tizara may also witness light to moderate rainfall.

In a detailed bulletin, the IMD on Thursday said that due to likely favorable metrological conditions, southwest monsoon was likely to advance into South Andaman Sea and adjoining Southeast Bay of Bengal on May 21. “Fairly widespread to widespread rainfall activity with isolated heavy to very heavy falls is likely over Andaman and Nicobar Islands till 23 May and its intensity likely to decrease thereafter,” it said.

The department also informed that a low pressure area was very likely to form over north Andaman Sea and adjoining east central Bay of Bengal around May 22. “It is very likely to intensify into a cyclonic storm by 24th May 2021. It very likely to move northwestwards and reach north Bay of Bengal near Odisha-West Bengal Coast around 26th May morning,” the IMD said.

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Meanwhile, on Thursday, Delhi-NCR broke all the records by recording 119.3 mm of rainfall in May under the impact of cyclonic storm Tauktae and a western disturbance.

Additionally, the national capital recorded a maximum temperature of 23.8 degrees Celsius, which was 16 notches below normal on Wednesday.

“A record 119.3 mm rain fell in Delhi between 8:30 am on Wednesday and 8:30 am on Thursday, which is a new record for May. The capital had recorded 60 mm rainfall in a 24-hour period on May 24 in 1976,” said the head of India Meteorological Department’s regional forecasting Centre, Kuldeep Srivastava.

The rainfall in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, northern Rajasthan, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand on Wednesday was a result of interaction between the remnant of cyclonic storm Tauktae and a western disturbance, the IMD said.

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