According to information released by the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs, heavy-rainfall and storms have been forecasted in 13 States and 2 Union Territories. Seeing this, schools have been closed for two days in Haryana, a state in northern India. The Meteorological Department has said that there is a possibility of heavy rains and storms in northern India.
Last week, 124 people died and more than 300 people were injured in the incidents of storms and lightning in 5 states of India, including Rajasthan, western Uttar Pradesh. Following such incident, an alert has been issued by the Home Ministry of India.
The Ministry has said that in some places of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh, there may be rains with thunderstorms and hailstorms on Monday. At the same time, in some places of Uttarakhand and Punjab, there may be rain accompanied by thundershowers and strong winds can take place. After the alert issued on the weather, all government and private schools of Haryana have been announced to be closed on May 7 and 8. 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. According to the official, there is a possibility of rains and strong winds in some areas of Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and Western Uttar Pradesh too.
They added that dust storms along with rains and thunderstorms could occur in some places of western Rajasthan. More than 40 people were died last week in Agra because of thunderstorms. The rural area of Agra is most affected in Uttar Pradesh. Where 48 people died. In the Bharatpur area of Rajasthan, 19 people were killed. The power department had a loss of 50 crores.