NEW DELHI: Delhi witnessed a sudden dust storm and light drizzle this evening after days of sweltering heat. The sudden change in temperature has delayed flights at the Delhi airport. News agency ANI reported delays in both departure and arrivals by up to one hour.
The airport website shows while some incoming flights have been delayed, at least four international flights were diverted.
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.