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Wind Storm At 100kmph Speed Hits New Delhi; Uproots Several Trees, Leaves Two Dead

| Updated: May 31, 2022 08:23

Delhi on Monday was hit by a wind storm at a speed of 100 kmph along with the rains. The half-an-hour-long of havoc resulted in the falling of trees, uprooting of hoardings and tin sheets and also disrupted the movement of the vehicles in the capital territory.

The incident left two dead – Kailash, 50, died after a house fell on him in the Jama Masjid and Bashir lost his life after getting crushed under a tree near the Red Fort area.

An underestimated number of trees damaged in the territory, according to the complaints reported, were around 170 and most complaints were reported from New & Central Delhi by the officials.

Moreover, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) had predicted a storm near the Gurgaon regions for a short warning period of 30-40 minutes, but the storm started at around 4 pm and lasted for around two hours.

A weather Scientist at IMD informed, “Such thunderstorms happen once in three to four years as a pre-monsoon phenomenon. Last time, it was on May 13, 2018, when the wind speed was over 103 kmph.”

Notably, in less than an hour of the time, a rainfall of 17.8 mm and 20 mm was reported in Safdarjung and Lodhi Road respectively and the temperature too dipped from 40 Degrees Celsius to 25 Degrees Celsius in Safdarjung at around 4 PM.

The weather forecasting department in its statement stated that the phenomenon was a result of a western disturbance flowing from the Mediterranean Sea towards the western Himalayas via Pakistan. This sort of disturbance often results in snowfall and rains in hilly and northern regions along with Delhi.

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