Dust storm hits Delhi NCR, flights disrupted, another one forecast for Saturday
IMD said a dust storm with a wind speed of up to 40 kmph hit the Delhi NCR regiondelhi Updated: Jun 01, 2018 22:03 IST
A dust storm hit Delhi-National Capital Region on Friday night, bringing some relief from the high temperatures that prevailed earlier in the day.
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 of the India Meteorological Department (IMD), 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 IMD has forecast another dust storm in the city tomorrow.
According to airport sources, the dust storm caused the 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.