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Dusty weather leads to flight cancellations at Chandigarh airport

Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

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

"No flight landed or took off from (airport) until today afternoon due to bad weather," a International Airport Limited said.

The 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 MeT Department told that a western disturbance approaching the region was likely to clear the air.

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

Severe heat wave conditions have prevailed in most parts of and for the last few days. The dusty weather brought down the temperature a few notches.

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