New Delhi, June 9: After days of unrelenting heat in Delhi, a massive dust storm along with strong winds and squall turned the sky dark in the national capital and its surrounding areas. The weather across the national capital and NCR has changed head over heels.
A total of 18 flights have been diverted so far due to thunderstorm and rain in the national capital. According to Skymet Weather, all flights to Delhi have been diverted for the time being. Operations in Delhi Airport have been suspended due to bad weather.
Dust storm & strong winds hit Delhi, visuals from RK Puram area. pic.twitter.com/aNbEpNaBRi
— ANI (@ANI) June 9, 2018
Gusting winds forced the branches to sway and have uprooted many trees in the national capital. The bad weather may also hit power supply and bring traffic to a halt. The dust storm in the national capital and NCR has dropped the temperature down by a few notches. For the unversed, the MeT informed that Delhi recorded a high of 40.5 degrees Celsius and a low of 30 degrees Celsius.
Earlier in the day, the Indian Meteorological Dept has issued a warning informing that duststorm and thunderstorm will hit the national capital sometime this evening. “Duststorm/Thunderstorm accompanied with light rain and squall with wind speed up to 70 to 80 KMPH would occur over Delhi and NCR during next 3 hours”, the IMD warning said.
Earlier in the day, private weather player, Skymet issued a warning about the same. The warning read: “Duststorm thundershower with strong gusty winds would occur over Faridabad, Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, Hapur and Meerut districts of Delhi and NCR during next 6 hours.”