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Another dust storm likely in Delhi tonight, says weather department

Sunday, 1 June 2014 - 7:24pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: PTI
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Another dust storm is likely to hit Delhi later tonight, the weather department has said, two days after a massive storm left nine people dead in the city and surrounding areas.

Thundershowers coupled with high-speed dusty winds had crippled normal live in the city Friday evening, with incidents of falling trees, collapse of walls and electrocution claiming nine lives in Delhi and NCR.
According to the MeT department, another dust storm is likely to hit the national Capital later in the night.

Today, the maximum temperature was recorded at 37.8 degrees Celsius, three notches below normal, while the minimum was recorded at 25.6 degree Celsius, two notches below normal. Humidity oscillated between 38% to 72% during the last 24 hours. The May 30 thunder storm disrupted road traffic, metro services, flight operations and hit power and water supply.

Most areas in city had plunged into darkness immediately after the storm as uprooted trees had snapped power lines while metro train services were disrupted on almost all lines for about an hour due to power failure. Met department had termed the storm as "cumulonimbus" and attributed it to western disturbance over Pakistan. NCR areas of east Delhi, Noida and Ghaziabad were most affected by the storm.




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