Wind speeds could go up to 50-70 kilometers per hour.
Following a warning from the meteorological department about heavy rain and thunderstorm in the national capital, the Delhi government has put search and rescue teams on standby and the traffic police have alerted their field formations to be ready for removal of obstacles. It said that all evening schools (second shift, which starts from the afternoon) will remain closed on Tuesday.
Six arriving flights and one departure flight got delayed due to dust storm that hit Delhi and adjoining NCR areas on late Monday night.
Meanwhile, the weather remained generally dry today and winds remained calm in most parts of Punjab and Haryana. A yellow coloured alert has been issued for these states. There may be light rain in some places but no dust storm.
After yesterday's storm in Delhi, likelihood of severe weather has reduced. At around 11:15 pm, strong winds lashed New Delhi, a Safdarganj observatory official said.
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Trees and electricity poles were damaged after heavy rain and dust storm in Dehradun.
Seeing the weather warning, the Delhi Metro is also treading with extreme caution in running of trains. He said, Haryana and Delhi may experience high intensity of thunderstorm tomorrow. An official of the Home Ministry of India said that heavy rains may occur at some places in Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, and Tripura.
The advisory also asked people to avoid taking a bath or shower or running water for any objective. Unfortunately, at least 124 people died and more than 300 were injured when dust storms hit five states, including Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, last week.
Effects are expected to be seen in isolated places over Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi and western Uttar Pradesh in the next 48 hours.