Thunderstorm warning today: Delhi, Noida, Gurugram schools shut, emergency services on alert

Thunderstorm warning today: Delhi, Noida, Gurugram schools shut, emergency services on alert

Neighbourhood News Desk:  Delhi and its surrounding areas saw light early morning showers on Tuesday, even as the region braces itself for more thunderstorms and strong winds. Schools have declared a holiday across the National Capital Region (NCR), and office goers have been cautioned about the possible severe weather conditions that could take place through the day.

Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted thunderstorms and squalls (strong gusts of wind) across Haryana, Delhi, Chandigarh and western parts of Uttar Pradesh. It has said wind speeds during the squalls could reach 50 to 70 kmph. The IMD said a thunderstorm hitting the region was ‘very likely’. It predicted similar conditions but with hail for Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. The IMD’s forecast however puts the entire region in the clear for Wednesday and Thursday.

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