Delhi: Operations Resume at IGI Airport After Being Briefly Hit by Dust Storm
Dust Storm in Delhi | File Image | (Photo Credits: ANI)

New Delhi, June 12: Flight operations have resumed at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport, after being briefly disrupted due to dust storm in the national capital territory on Wednesday evening. A couple of domestic routes are expected to be shortly delayed due to the temporary snag.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) had issued an alert earlier in the day, cautioning the city residents of dust storm, high-speed winds and thunderstorm. Delhi Sizzles at 48 Degree Celsius Today, Records Highest Ever Temperature in History: IMD

The change in weather has brought much-needed respite to Delhi residents, who witnessed the highest-ever temperature of 48 degree celsius on Monday.

Update by ANI:

Even as Delhi rejoices the dip in temperature, the weather department has predicted a longer spell of summer in North India.

The arrival of the monsoon in the national capital is likely to be delayed by two-three days, though the city is expected to receive normal rainfall, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said Thursday.

However, Skymet Weather, a private forecaster, said the monsoon may take at least a week longer to reach the city.

"Normally, the monsoon reaches Delhi by June 29. Since there's a delay in its onset in the southern peninsula, the wind system is likely to take two-three days longer to reach northwest India," IMD's regional weather forecasting chief Kuldeep Srivastava was reported as saying by PTI.