Low visibility due to dusty weather conditions led to cancellations of all flights to and from the Chandigarh International Airport today, with the weather department saying that the situation would improve only by tomorrow.
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 Haryana and Punjab, including Chandigarh, since yesterday.
"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.
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