GUWAHATI: The city was hit by a severe storm on Wednesday at around 1.30 pm as dark clouds covered the sky followed by strong winds. A sudden dust storm blew away the roofs of many houses as even strong trees were uprooted. The visibility of the city was reduced following the dust storm as heavy rain lashed out soon after. Electric poles in various areas were disturbed and a powercut in Chatribari, Ulubari, Baghorbari, Beltola and various other places were reported. ASEB workmen assured that they are working on the power lines and power will be restored as soon as possible.
A tree fell over a car at 10 APBN Campus creating a huge dent and shattering all the glasses. Various other casualties were also reported following the storm along with many people losing their homes.
The weather forecast revealed that on both March 26 and 27, the minimum temperature will be 18-degree centigrade and maximum 33-degree centigrade. As such, the city is in for similar weather on both days.
A member of the meteorological department stated that there is a cyclonic circulation over the northern part of West Bengal and its neighborhood, which extends up to 1.5 km above sea level. “There was a through at 3.1 km above sea level, 93 degree east in longitude and 25 degrees north in latitude. We have issued a warning of the thunderstorm with equal and windspeed reading to 50 km per hour. Chances are high of a similar storm on Wednesday.”
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