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Highlights: Gusty wind and light rain bring mercury down in Delhi

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday predicted a spell of rain and thunderstorm, accompanied with gusty winds (50-70 kmph) in Delhi and NCR in the next three hours.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 18, 2018 10:10:19 am
delhi weather, delhi weather live updates, thunderstorm, weather forecast, delhi rain, delhi dust storm, delhi ncr weather, delhi ncr dust storm, delhi weather today Gusty wind coupled with light rain hit the national capital on Thursday. People can be seen looking for a cover during the dust storm at India Gate. (PTI Photo)

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Thursday predicted a spell of rain and thunderstorm, accompanied with gusty winds (50-70 kmph) in Delhi and NCR in the next three hours. Meanwhile, some areas of eastern Uttar Pradesh are also “very likely” to experience thunderstorm and squall on Friday.

Several parts of Uttar Pradesh were hit by severe storm last week, leaving at least 18 dead and 27 others injured. Five people had died in Etawah district last Wednesday, three each in Mathura, Aligarh and Agra, two in Firozabad and one each in Hathras and Kanpur Dehat.

Around 134 people were killed and over 400 were injured in five states at the very start of this month. The worst affected of them all, Uttar Pradesh, saw 80 deaths, most of them in Agra district in western part of the state.

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