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Delhi weather LIVE UPDATES: 27 flights diverted from IGI following dust storm and rains

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Dust storm and strong winds hit Delhi and the national capital region on Saturday, bringing respite from sweltering heat that saw maximum temperatures hovering around the 41 degrees Celcius mark for the past 10 days. The dust storm had an immediate impact and brought the maximum temperature down to 36 degrees Celcius from 39 degrees.

The sky turned completely dark at 5.30 pm, about two hours earlier than usual, as rains lashed parts of Delhi, including Chhatarpur, Green Park, RK Puram and Akbar Road. The Met department had predicted rains or squall in the afternoon. Private forecaster Skymet said humid winds had increased the moisture levels across the northwestern plains and as a result, light to moderate rains and thundershowers were expected on June 9 and June 10 across the region.

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