India Dust storm hits Delhi, city plunges into darkness

16:41  09 june  2018
16:41  09 june  2018 Source:   hindustantimes.com

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  Dust storm hits Delhi, city plunges into darkness © Provided by Hindustan Times

Delhi plunged into premature darkness on Saturday evening as a dust storm accompanied by strong winds hit the city.

Temperatures in the city, which hovered around 40 degrees Celsius, fell after the dust storm hit. The humidity level was between 68 and 44 per cent.

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  Dust storm hits Delhi, city plunges into darkness

The India Meteorological Department had forecast the possibility of light rains or thundershowers, accompanied by squalls, on Saturday.

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The forecast is that the skies will remain cloudy with the minimum and maximum temperatures likely to settle around 31 and 39 degrees Celsius.

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  Dust storm hits Delhi, city plunges into darkness

There was no report of damage to property or casualties as yet.

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