Dust storm in Chandigarh, parts of Haryana, Punjab; disrupts power supply, uproots trees


Chandigarh, May 6

A dust storm accompanied by a bout of rain swept through the union territory and parts of Haryana and Punjab on Thursday evening, disrupting the power supply and uprooting trees in some areas.

According to the Meteorological Department forecast, thunderstorm and lightning accompanied by gusty winds of up to 30-40 kmph are likely at isolated places in Punjab on Friday.

Light arriving on the road during heavy rainfall in Mohali on Thursday evening. Tribune Photo: Vicky

Isolated parts of Haryana too are expected to witness thunderstorm and lightning accompanied by hail and winds of up to 30-40 kmph on Friday, it said.

Lightening was seen over the Panchkula sky during a thunderstorm on Thursday evening. Tribune Photo: Ravi Kumar

On Thursday evening, the power supply was disrupted in several parts of Chandigarh after the showers and the dust storm.

Light arriving on the road during heavy rainfall in Mohali on Thursday evening. Tribune Photo: Vicky

An official in the weather office said rains lashed many places in Haryana and Punjab as well. – PTI



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