Thunderstorms, rain bring down homes and power supplies along with temperatures in North India
- Heavy rainfall and thunderstorms of May 22 brought relief to the heatwave ridden North Indians.
- Temperature dropped as much as 11 degree celsius in several parts of north India.
- This weather is likely to continue till May 24 bringing thunderstorms, lighting, gusty winds and rainfall in many parts.
According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), this is the first storm of moderate intensity of this season. This weather is likely to continue till May 24 bringing thunderstorms, lighting, gusty winds and rainfall in many parts of north India.
Isolated rainfall, more storms and rainfall expected in the next two days
To start with, areas like Jammu and Kashmir (J&K), Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand are likely to face widespread to fairly widespread light/moderate rainfall with isolated thunderstorms, lightning and gusty winds.
Punjab, Haryana-Chandigarh-Delhi, Uttar Pradesh are likely to witness scattered to fairly widespread rainfall. Rajasthan may face isolated rainfall activity till May 24, with peak intensity today on May 23. All these regions are also expected to witness isolated thunder squalls and hail storms today.
|Region||Maximum-minimum temperature on May 22*||Temperature at 10:30 AM on May 23*|
|Jammu And Kashmir||41/23||30|
Even a quick glimpse of the monthly predictions by weather.com reveal a
slight dip in the maximum temperature for today and tomorrow.
Thunderstorms lead to collapse of homes, airline traffic
The rainfall and winds however came with a cost, exposing the weak infrastructure of the country. At least four houses in different parts of Delhi collapsed on Monday morning, and waterlogging was reported in several areas of Delhi including the national highway 48.
Impact expected due to Duststorm/Thunderstorm, Lightning and Rain over Delhi & neighborhood areas:— India Meteorological Department (@Indiametdept) May 23, 2022
1. Damage to vulnerable structures.
2. Damage to kutcha houses/walls and huts.
3. Traffic disruption on roads.
4. Occasional reduction in visibility.
Several areas also reported power blackouts due to strong winds - making power failure a common theme across summer and monsoons alike. Flight operations too were affected at the Indira Gandhi International Airport on Monday morning.
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