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Respite in sight: Clouded with dust, Chandigarh to get light rain on weekend

After a pleasant Saturday morning, the tricity of Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali was caught in a maze of haze on Saturday afternoon.

punjab Updated: Apr 22, 2017 13:16 IST
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Terming the freak weather the fallout of a western disturbance, Surender Paul, the director of the Indian Meteorological Department’s Chandigarh centre, said: “There will be light rain across the region on Saturday and Sunday.”
Terming the freak weather the fallout of a western disturbance, Surender Paul, the director of the Indian Meteorological Department’s Chandigarh centre, said: “There will be light rain across the region on Saturday and Sunday.”(Ravi Kumar/HT)

After a pleasant Saturday morning, the tricity of Chandigarh, Panchkula and Mohali was caught in a maze of haze on Saturday afternoon.

Terming the freak weather the fallout of a western disturbance, Surender Paul, the director of the Indian Meteorological Department’s Chandigarh centre, said: “There will be light rain across the region on Saturday and Sunday.”

Watch: Duststorm catches Chandigarh unaware

“A thunderstorm is also likely with the wind speed reaching 35 kmph,” he said.

The haze gave way to a dust storm in the afternoon, catching commuters by surprise. Many, particularly two-wheeler drivers, were left high and dry with visibility dropping.

The mercury also dropped by 3-5 degrees from Friday’s high of 39 degrees Celsius to 36 degrees on Saturday.