North Delhi tornado of 17 March 1978
A tornado occurred in northern parts of Delhi at 1805 IST on 17 March 1978 lasting for about three minutes. It caused death of 28 persons and injuries to 700 others. Damage to property was estimated to be more than Rupees 10 million. The study gives an account of the details of the areas affected and the synoptic situation resulting in its occurrence. The tornado is classified as F2 P2 P2 of Fujita Pearson (FPP) Tornado scale (Fujita 1973).
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