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Saturday surprise: A hailstorm

Motorists between Delhi and Gurgaon were caught in a dust storm followed by rain and hailstorm on Saturday evening, reports HT Correspondent.
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent, Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2009 11:17 PM IST

Motorists between Delhi and Gurgaon were caught in a dust storm followed by rain and hailstorm on Saturday evening.

“It began with strong winds and a swirl of dust. Then it began raining and in no time there was a hailstorm,” said Sanjeev Arora, a resident of Gurgaon, Sector 15. “I was on the expressway and traffic slowed down considerably.”

Many parts of Delhi too received rainfall and strong winds brought down the temperature by 8 degrees. Palam weather office recorded 1.8 mm of rainfall till 8.30 pm, while the Safdarjung office recorded 0.7 mm rainfall.

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