A dust storm, with winds gusting up to 70 kmph, hit the city this evening, bringing some relief from the searing heat.
According to news agency ANI, at least 18 flights have been diverted due to thunderstorm and rain in Delhi.
The weatherman said light rain was witnessed in many areas.
The dust storm pushed the temperature down by a few notches on what was a sultry day. The city recorded a high of 40.5 degrees Celsius and a low of 30 degrees Celsius, according to the MeT office.
A sudden change in weather marked by dust storm & strong winds hit Delhi, visuals from Akbar Road. pic.twitter.com/Rpo4tDjlzY— ANI (@ANI) June 9, 2018
The humidity levels were recorded at 71 per cent.
Dust storm, strong winds & clouds turn the sky dark in Delhi, visuals from Dwarka. pic.twitter.com/RRVN1g6v3K— ANI (@ANI) June 9, 2018
Dust storm & strong winds hit Delhi, visuals from RK Puram area. pic.twitter.com/aNbEpNaBRi— ANI (@ANI) June 9, 2018