For the many states of north and eastern India, the next 48 hours are going to be very heavy. These states may have to face heavy rains with storm and hurricanes. The Meteorological Department has issued heavy rain and hail warning in many states today. Due to this alert, the Haryana government has decided to close all schools on Monday and Tuesday. Dusty storms can run in Delhi today with light rain and small thunderstorm. Thunderstorms and heavy rains are expected in at least 13 states and two union territories of the country. According to the Home Ministry, there may be rain accompanied by thunderstorms and hailstorms in some places of Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh within next 48 hours, while in some places of Uttarakhand and Punjab, rain can be accompanied with strong winds and thunderstorms.
There may be heavy rains today in some places of Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram and Tripura. In some places of Jammu Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and Western Uttar Pradesh, there may be rains with thunderstorms and strong winds can prevail. A dust storm can occur in some parts of western Rajasthan, and there may also be rains with thunderstorms. In the past week, there were dust storms and heavy rains came in five states, which caused the death of 124 people and more than 300 people were injured.
Between the fears of severe storm and rain, the Haryana Government has announced holidays for all government and private schools for both these days. State Education Minister Prof Ramvilas Sharma has confirmed this. Nearly 350 private and 575 government schools in Haryana have been ordered to keep closed for two days.
The Meteorological Department said that the storm came on May 4 is not expected to be as powerful as a storm. According to the department, due to the formation of western disturbances over northeast, Rajasthan and its neighbouring states, there will be storms and rain in northern India. The impacts of the storm might affect till next Wednesday.