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Winds, dust blind commuters in city

delhi Updated: Mar 30, 2012 00:48 IST
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Strong winds and dust enveloped the city on Thursday, making travel a difficult affair for Delhiites.

Friday, however, will not see any wind or dust.

“Strong winds blowing in the city since morning, resulted in the dusty weather. Though they made the city cooler, they also brought a lot of inconvenience for people,” said a senior MeT official.

The winds brought the maximum temperature a little lower than what the city had been experiencing for the past one week. It was recorded at 32.8 degrees Celsius, a degree above normal. The minimum was recorded at 19.2 degrees Celsius, also a degree above normal.

“Driving was a nightmare today. It did not matter if my helmet had a visor or not, the dust just made it almost impossible to see anything,” said Dhruv Khanna, a resident of Noida who works in Connaught Place.

The MeT department said that the weather would return to normal from Friday.

“This kind of weather will not persist. The winds will be gone by Friday and the temperature will also increase,” a weatherman said.

The MeT department has forecast a maximum temperature of 35 degrees Celsius and a minimum of 19 degrees Celsius for Friday, when Delhiites can expect a clear sky. Saturday will also witness similar weather.