Delhi plunges into darkness as sudden dust storm, rain lash city

The city recorded a high of 40.5 degrees Celsius and a low of 30 degrees Celsius, according to the MeT office.

Published: 09th June 2018 06:06 PM  |   Last Updated: 09th June 2018 11:26 PM   |  A+A-

People try to cover themselves during a dust storm in New Delhi on Saturday June 9 2018. A dust storm followed by heavy rains and thunderstorm lashed the national capital bringing some respite from the hot and humid weather. | PTI


NEW DELHI: Pitch darkness descended upon the skies of Delhi on Saturday evening when the national capital was hit by sudden dust storm accompanied by strong winds and rain.

The sudden sandstorm was accompanied by rains bringing relief from the scorching heat in the city.

Delhi, which had been reeling under temperatures hovering around 40 degrees Celsius, got relief after the mercury came down by few notches.

Heavy sandstorm and rains were also reported in Gurugram.

Earlier today, the Meteorological Department predicted strong winds followed by light showers.

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