Delhi, UP, Haryana Brace For Thunderstorms Today

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The Indian Meteorological Department issued warnings to the North Indian states of thunderstorm and heavy rains.

The Delhi traffic police have also advised commuters to be cautious while commuting.

Thunderstorm, accompanied by gusty winds, are very likely at isolated places over Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Assam and Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura, Bihar, West Madhya Pradesh, East Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Coastal and South Interior Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala.

Thunderstorm accompanied with squall (wind speed reaching 50-70 kmph) and hail are very likely to hit isolated places over Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim. The AAP government has come out with a list of "dos and don'ts".

All evening schools run by Delhi government and few private schools operating in morning shift remained closed on Tuesday.

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After attracting criticism for failing to predict the intensity of the thunderstorms and dust storms on May 2 that left over 120 dead, largely in Rajasthan and UP, IMD officials were left red-faced when the "thunderstorm and squall" they predicted would hit Delhi-NCR on Tuesday didn't happen. Haryana government has also cancelled leaves of officials. "Jammu and Kashmir, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and west Uttar Pradesh could also witness these conditions", the Hindustan Times quoted the Met office as saying. The high-speed winds hit the national capital and adjoining areas in NCR - including Gurgaon and Noida, prompting authorities to issue advisory.

The revenue department has issued directions to all district officers and said water and power utilities would also keep restoration teams ready. If wind speed is more than 90kmph, then trains will be put oh hold at platforms... no train will enter the platform with a speed of more than 15kmph.

Drivers have been advised to use dippers or parking lights while driving.

Keep yourself updated about weather conditions and plan your journey accordingly.

In the thunderstorm last week, at least 124 people died and more than 300 were injured in northern states.