Sunday’s episode of moderate to heavy rains, dust storms, thunderstorm and lightning strikes swept most parts of the country, leaving behind a trail of destruction and claiming a few lives across some of the major states of the country. The worst hit by these violent storms was Uttar Pradesh, followed by Andhra Pradesh, Delhi NCR, and West Bengal.
The northern hills of the country also bore the brunt of the fierce pre-Monsoon activities. As per media, Home Ministry released a report on Monday stating various casualties across the storm-hit states between May 13 and 14, including one in Uttarakhand as well.
The reason for the powerful dust storm, thunderstorm, hailstorm, lightning strikes and snow in the upper reaches accompanied with strong gusty winds were back to back active Western Disturbances affecting the Western Himalayan region.