At least nine people were killed in the NCR region, including six in Delhi, as a massive thunder storm lashed the region crippling road traffic, metro services and flight operations and hitting power supply. (Source: Express photo by Ravi Kanojia)
Delhi Police said six people died and 13 were injured in various areas of the city in accidents like felling of trees, collapse of walls and electrocution following the storm which was accompanied by winds at a speed of over 90 kmph. (Source: Express photo by Ravi Kanojia)
Most areas in city plunged into darkness immediately after the storm as uprooted trees snapped power lines.
A tree branch blocks the traffic after a storm accompanied by dark clouds in New Delhi on Friday.(Source: PTI)
The storm struck Delhi at 4:58 PM immediately throwing normal life out of gear. (Source: Express photo by Ravi Kanojia)
"The meeting of cold air and hot air on the Indo-Gangetic plains causes low pressure area and also lot of instability. This results in severe thunderstorm," IMD Director General L S Rathore said. (Source: Photo by C R Sasikumar)
Met department termed the storm as "cumulonimbus" and attributed it to western disturbance over Pakistan. NCR areas of east Delhi, Noida and Ghaziabad were most affected by the storm.
Young girls find difficult to hold umbrellas during a dust storm accompanied by dark clouds, in New Delhi. (Source: PTI)
Met office said similar weather conditions are likely to persist for over the next two days. At least 12 flights were diverted due to the storm, an IGI official said. (Source: PTI)
Areas in South, East and North Delhi faced long power cuts ranging from one to four hours. Supply of power could not berestored till late in the evening in several areas in North and North West Delhi. (Source: PTI)
Vehicles plying at a road with their headlights on during a dust storm accompanied by dark clouds, in New Delhi on Friday. (Source: PTI)
Delhi went all dark as dust storm turned into deluge on Friday evening. (Source: Dharmesh Sharma, indianexpress.com surfer)
Trees were seen falling on the car. (Express photo by Apurva Singh)
Street lights and car head lights were switched on at 5 o'clock evening. (Express photo by Apurva Singh)
A glimpse of a thunder storm in Cochin. Forecasts on Friday said monsoon is expected to arrive in Kerala on June 1st. (Source: Nirmal Harindran)