Even as several parts of North India, including Delhi and NCR, were bracing for severe thunderstorm and squall on Tuesday following an alert issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), a strong gale swept through North and North-West Delhi and Noida on Monday night.
The Delhi Government has decided to close all evening schools on Tuesday while Delhi Traffic Police has asked people to check weather conditions before travelling.
The Delhi Metro has decided to exercise extreme caution in running of trains in the wake of the warning. The Ghaziabad administration too has ordered all schools to remain closed on Tuesday.
The IMD issued an amber-coloured alert, just below the red colour warning, indicating severe weather for parts of Jammu & Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, Chandigarh, Western Uttar Pradesh, Sikkim and West Bengal.