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Sudden dust storm hits Delhi, flights diverted

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A and sudden dust with a speed of up to 109 kmph accompanied by light hit this evening after a scorching day, a Met department said.

The sky turned cloudy around 4:30pm and gusty winds swept the national capital.

The sudden change of in forced airport authorities to divert at least 10 domestic flights, an said. Vistara's Srinagar-flight was diverted to and its Lucknow-Delhi flight was sent to due to the inclement

However, the relief to Delhi residents came after a sweltering day, when the maximum temperature had reached 40.60 degrees Celsius, a notch above the normal, the meteorological department said. Humidity during the morning hours was recorded at 60 per cent, the official added.

The yesterday predicted that Uttarakhand, and would witness accompanied by

Its forecast said parts of might also see dust

over the northern hill-states and its effect in the plains is due to a western disturbance, the IMD said.

"accompanied with gusty winds are also very likely at isolated places over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, west Uttar Pradesh, Vidharbha, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Telangana, north Pradesh, south interior Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Puducherry, Lakshadweep and Kerala," the IMD said in an advisory said.

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First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 18:10 IST