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Dusty weather leads to cancellations of flights at Chandigarh airport

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

Low due to dusty conditions led to cancellations of all flights to and from the International Airport today, with the department saying that the situation would improve only by tomorrow.

"As a result of disruption due to bad weather, all flights from were cancelled today," a International Airport Limited said.

Dusty also prevailed in most parts of and and levels dropped.

The weather department here said that a ground-level dust storm in Rajasthan, with wind speeds up to 40 kmph, had led to a spike in the levels of coarse particles in the air in most parts of and Punjab, including Chandigarh, since yesterday.

of Chandigarh's told that a western disturbance approaching the region was likely to clear the air.

"A western disturbance is approaching the region and the dusty weather should dissipate by tomorrow," Paul said.

Meanwhile, the maximum temperatures registered a drop of 2-5 degrees Celsius today.

Chandigarh recorded a high of 39.6 degrees Celsius.

The maximum temperatures at Ambala (40.4 C), Hisar (41 C), Karnal (39.2 C), (39.5 C), (40.6 C) and Patiala (40.6 C) settled close to normal levels.

Thunderstorm with squall is likely at isolated places on June 15-16 in and Punjab, according to a forecast.

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First Published: Thu, June 14 2018. 20:25 IST