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IN PICS: When Delhi-NCR plunged into darkness as sudden dust storm, rain lashed region

A dust storm, with winds gusting up to 96 kmph, barrelled through the national capital this evening, causing flight diversions, disrupting Delhi Metro services and uprooting trees.

India TV News Desk [ Updated: June 14, 2018 12:40 IST ]
  •   The humidity levels oscillated between 97 per cent and 49 per cent. The weatherman has predicted light rains accompanied by gusty winds on Sunday.  
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    The humidity levels oscillated between 97 per cent and 49 per cent. The weatherman has predicted light rains accompanied by gusty winds on Sunday.

     

  • A dust storm, with winds gusting up to 96 kmph, barrelled through the national capital this evening, causing flight diversions, disrupting Delhi Metro services and uprooting trees.   
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    A dust storm, with winds gusting up to 96 kmph, barrelled through the national capital this evening, causing flight diversions, disrupting Delhi Metro services and uprooting trees. 

     

  • According to the MeT department, 4.5 mm of rainfall was recorded till 8.30 pm in the national capital.   
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    According to the MeT department, 4.5 mm of rainfall was recorded till 8.30 pm in the national capital. 

     

  • The skies turned dark grey at 5.10 pm and swirling clouds of dust blew through Delhi-NCR, which also received light rains. The change in the weather brought much-needed respite from the sweltering heat.
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    The skies turned dark grey at 5.10 pm and swirling clouds of dust blew through Delhi-NCR, which also received light rains. The change in the weather brought much-needed respite from the sweltering heat.

  • Services on the Red Line and the Blue Line of the Delhi Metro were affected briefly due to snags on a few stretches because of the dust storm.     
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    Services on the Red Line and the Blue Line of the Delhi Metro were affected briefly due to snags on a few stretches because of the dust storm. 

     

     

  • The wind speed touched 96 kmph, according to the Safdarjung observatory. The high-velocity winds uprooted a number of trees and disrupted airport operations.   
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    The wind speed touched 96 kmph, according to the Safdarjung observatory. The high-velocity winds uprooted a number of trees and disrupted airport operations. 

     

  • The Delhi Police received 99 calls about uprooting of trees, 39 calls about fallen poles and 13 calls regarding wall/roof collapse. Some of the areas from where calls were received included Lutyens' Delhi, Maharani Bagh, and Moti Nagar.   
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    The Delhi Police received 99 calls about uprooting of trees, 39 calls about fallen poles and 13 calls regarding wall/roof collapse. Some of the areas from where calls were received included Lutyens' Delhi, Maharani Bagh, and Moti Nagar. 

     

  • The maximum temperature was recorded at 40.1 degree Celsius, one notch above the season's average while the minimum temperature settled at 30 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average.   
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    The maximum temperature was recorded at 40.1 degree Celsius, one notch above the season's average while the minimum temperature settled at 30 degrees Celsius, two notches above the season's average. 

     

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