The thunderstorm experienced in Tricity on Wednesday night left behind a trail of destruction. Uprooted trees could be seen at many places and electricity supply remained disrupted in many sectors.
A high velocity storm with a speed of 120 km/hour hit many areas of the city around 9 pm and continued for an hour,following which all traffic movements on roads were stopped particularly in the northern end area of the city.
Apart from trees being uprooted,telephone poles were also damaged. The telecom services in and around the city have been affected.
Teams from the Municipal Corporation could be seen clearing the roads that were filled with fallen leaves and trees.
An official of the meteorological department said that there was hardly any dip in temperature with minimum temperature measured at 18 degrees celsius and maximum at 32 degrees celsius. Direction of the wind was reported to be westerly. The official added that although there was no cyclone activity depicted,the storm was an unexceptional one.
Forecasters inform that another thundery development of comparatively lesser degree is expected in the next 48 hours.
The Chandigarh Police Control Room received 19 calls from various areas during and after Thursday nights’ thunderstorm.