Dust storm hits Delhi-NCR; flights diverted

It brought the maximum temperature down from 42 degrees Celsius at 8:30 pm to 35 degree Celsius at 9 pm.

Published: 01st June 2018 11:56 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st June 2018 11:56 PM   |  A+A-

Dust storm

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NEW DELHI: A dust storm hit Delhi-NCR tonight, bringing some relief from the sultry weather.

A few flights were diverted due to the dust storm, sources at the IGI Airport said.

The dust storm hit Delhi, Noida, Gurgaon, and Ghaziabad.

According to the Safdarjung Observatory, a dust storm with a wind speed of up to 40 kmph hit the national capital.

It brought the maximum temperature down from 42 degrees Celsius at 8:30 pm to 35 degree Celsius at 9 pm.

The weatherman forecast another dust storm in the city tomorrow.

According to airport sources, the dust storm caused diversion of three flights, including a Delhi-bound Indigo flight from Chennai, which was re-routed to Lucknow.

Airlines such as Jet Airways and Vistara took to Twitter to announce delays in arrivals and departures due to air-traffic congestion in Delhi due to the adverse weather.

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