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Dust storm likely in Delhi tonight

LiveMint logoLiveMint 01-06-2014 PTI

New Delhi: Another dust storm is likely to hit Delhi later on Sunday night, 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 life in the city on Friday evening, with incidents of falling trees, collapse of walls and electrocution claiming nine lives in Delhi and national capital region (NCR). According to the Meteorological department, another dust storm is likely to hit the national Capital later on Sunday night.

On Sunday 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 30 May 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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