24 Flights Diverted After Dust Storm, Rain Hit Delhi

New Delhi : 24 incoming flights have been diverted out of Delhi after a sudden dust storm and rain hit the national capital this evening, news agency ANI has reported. There are up to one hour delays in both arrivals and departures at the airport.

The light rain comes as a big relief from the scorching Sun that had the temperatures soaring. The maximum and minimum temperatures were recorded 33 degree Celsius and 22 degree Celsius respectively. For past many days, both the maximum and minimum temperatures in the Delhi NCR region have been settling above the normal average.

Delhi-NCR is all set to record thunderstorm and dust storm for the next 24-48 hours. Rain started off after a while lowering temperatures further.

The storm dipped the visibility, leading to vehicles plying on the streets coming to a standstill momentarily, while pedestrians rushed to seek shelter.

Rains have been scarce since the beginning of the year. While January just saw one rainy day recording mere 4.4 mm of rain, February remained absolutely dry.

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