Flight operations suspended at IGI Airport after severe dust storm hits Delhi NCR

Flight operations at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) were suspended after a a severe dust storm hit the national capital on Wednesday evening.

Flight operations suspended at IGI Airport after severe dust storm hits Delhi NCR
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NEW DELHI: Flight operations at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International (IGI) were suspended after a severe dust storm hit the national capital on Wednesday evening, bringing down the temperatures by a notch.

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As per reports, few flights were diverted after the weather changed and visibility dropped due to the dust storm. 

A heavy dust storm was also reported from the National Capital Region including Noida and Gurgaon. 

The mercury touching in the national capital touched an all-time high of 48 degrees Celcius on Monday. The Indian Meteorological Department had earlier predicted a dust storm or thunderstorm, with winds waging at the speed of 70-80 kmph.

According to the Skymet Weather, heavy rains are likely in Delhi NCR.