Alert: Lurking danger in Delhi and surrounding areas; thunderstorm threat grows

 New Delhi, May 7: MeT department has sounded an alert for the Northern part of the country. "Till tomorrow there's possibility of dust storm and thunderstorm in Delhi. Haryana and several north Indian states. There is danger also in some parts of Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. There are chances of rainfall  and thunderstorm. These thunderstorms will be moderate, " informed Devendra Pradhan of India Meteorological Department.
Early morning rains lashed Chandigarh and surrounding areas on Monday while authorities in Haryana and Punjab remained on high alert following a storm advisory issued by the Met Department.

Schools in Haryana were ordered to remain closed for two days (Monday and Tuesday) as a preventive measure in view of the weather warning.

A few private schools in Chandigarh also announced closure for two days.

The maximum temperatures at most places in Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh remained between 31.5 to 38.5 degrees Celsius on Sunday with rainfall at some places and overcast sky at several in others.

The Met office has predicted thunderstorms, accompanied by strong winds and rain, in Haryana and Punjab and Punjab starting from Monday to Wednesday.

News24Bureau with Agencies