On Friday, Delhi witnessed a sudden dust storm, followed by light rain in few areas, bringing down the temperature to 28.4°C.
On Twitter, many complained of a half-hour delay in Metro service. Nearly 24 flights have been diverted out of Delhi due to bad weather, according to ANI.
“The wind speed of the dust storm reached 98km per hour around 5.50 pm from around 81 km per hour at 5.30 pm. We have not seen such high-velocity dust storms in Delhi in recent years,” said Kuldeep Srivastava, a senior scientist with the regional weather forecasting center in New Delhi.
While the speed of a cyclone ranges from 62 kmph to 82 kmph, the speed of a severe cyclonic storm ranges between 89 kmph and 117 kmph.
On Friday, the maximum temperature was 36.6°C while the minimum temperature was 22.5°C.