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Rajasthan, UP may witness more thundershowers

According to Met, a western disturbance approaching North India and that has brought in moisture from North India too. The weather system over Rajasthan formed due to winds from west.

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New Delhi, May 4 : While nearly 100 people died in dust storms and lightning strikes in parts of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan overnight, many more parts of country will witness thundershowers accompanied by gusty winds, the Met department warned on Thursday.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Rajasthan and UP may witness another episode of dust storm and thundershowers.

Weather analysts said there is a fair amount of moisture incursion from the Bay of Bengal and from North India, which will lead to formation of storm clouds and widespread thundershowers across East India, Gangetic plains, southern India and Central India.

“Districts in coastal Andhra Pradesh are likely to receive heavy rain and then thunderstorms in days ahead,” an IMD official said.

Ten people were killed as heavy rains lashed Telangana and Andhra Pradesh on Thursday, officials said. While five people were killed in various rain-related incidents in Telangana, an equal number of deaths were reported from Andhra Pradesh.

Delhi on the other hand may see strong surface winds during the day time towards Sunday, the IMD said.

Delhi, that saw 14.4mm rainfall over past 24 hours, recorded a mximum temperature of 35.2 degrees on Thursday, three notches below the season’s average. The minimum temperature was recorded at 19.8 degrees, five notches below the season’s average.

Rajasthan, which that saw at least 31 dead, with causalities reported from Alwar, Dholpur and Bharatpur districts,may see another spell of duststorm and rains over next few days.

The regional weather office in Jaipur had issued a warning for dust storm, light rain and thunderstorm for Alwar, Banswara, Bharatpur, Dholpur, Dausa and Bhilwara.

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“With temperatures expected to rise again and continuous incursion of moisture, Rajasthan will see more thunderstorms and dust storms,” said an IMD official.

On Wednesday, a combination of weather systems emanating from hilly states and either side of the sea, East and West, resulted in the intense thundershowers and dust storms in Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh that left several dead. According to IMD, Wednesday’s episode was the heat wave in in two states, as regions in Vidarbha and Rajasthan are currently witnessing a severe heat wave and temperatures have even touched 47 degree Celsius, in Phalodi, in Jodhpur district.

According to Met, a western disturbance approaching North India and that has brought in moisture from North India too. The weather system over Rajasthan formed due to winds from west.

Apart from Rajasthan and UP, the weather systems formed due to winds from North India brought rains to Haryana and Delhi-National Capital Region too. In fact, winds were stronger in Delhi and touched a speed of 69 km/hr.

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Child dies of ‘extreme heat’ in Brahmaputra Express

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Lucknow, May 25: A six-month-old child died due to extreme heat wave conditions on Friday in an overcrowded train in Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh, officials said.

The child was travelling with her parents in a sleeper coach of the Brahmaputra Express.

The victim’s family alleged that the coach was packed with passengers and their daughter was suffocated in the extreme heat.

The train was going from Dibrugarh in Assam to Delhi. The distraught family alleged that the train stopped in Allahabad outer for more than two hours, leading to further deterioration of the girl’s condition.

Co-passengers also alleged that despite requests for medical aid, no one, including the train ticket collector, paid heed to their pleas.

When the train reached Allahabad, the passengers created a ruckus, after which the railway officials intervened.

The family belongs to Mughalsarai district in Uttar Pradesh.

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Hot day, Heatwave conditions in Delhi

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New Delhi, May 25: It was clear sky on Friday here in the national capital with the minimum temperature recorded at 23.8 degrees Celsius, three notches below the season’s average, said the Met as it forecast heatwave conditions at some areas in the city.

“It will be a clear sky with heat wave condition likely to occur in a few areas,” an India Meteorological Department (IMD) official said. According to the Skymet, the day was likely to be hot with few clouds.

The humidity at 8.30 a.m. was 37 per cent. The maximum temperature will hover around 44 degrees Celsius.

On Thursday, the maximum temperature was recorded at 43 degree Celsius, three notches above the season’s average while the minimum temperature was 26.5 degrees Celsius, the season’s average.

Besides Delhi NCR, the IMD had also stated that heat wave condition will prevail in Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan too until Monday.

The central and northern India continue to remain under the grip of a heat wave.

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Virendra appointed new DG of West Bengal police

Ajay Kumar Nand, who was IGP Counter Insurgency Force (CIF), will be the Director, security, replacing SN Gupta, it said.

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Kolkata, May 25 : The West Bengal government has appointed Virendra as the new director-general of police, replacing current DGP Surajit Kar Purkayastha, who would be retiring on May 31, a notification issued late last night said.

Virendra was posted as the DG (security).

Ajay Kumar Nand, who was IGP Counter Insurgency Force (CIF), will be the Director, security, replacing SN Gupta, it said.

Gupta was made the new ADG CIF with additional charges of ADG, establishment, the notification said.

According to a senior official at the secretariat, a new post — advisor (security) — has been created to accommodate Purkayastha.

“Kar Purkayastha is highly experienced and the chief minister prefers him and wants to utilise him in security-related issues. He will likely be advising to the chief minister on security-related issues,” he said.

Incidentally, Purkayastha was the first DGP in the state who was given an extension after his official retirement in 2016.

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