Squall, dust storm hit Delhi

A dust storm, with a wind speed of 70 kilometres per hour, hit the national capital on Monday midnight followed by a squall, bringing down the temperature after a hot day, the weatherman said.

The high-velocity wind swept through Delhi around 11.15 PM, an official at the Safdarjung observatory said.

The MeT department had issued a warning message at 8.53 pm, saying a spell of rain/thunderstorm accompanied with squall is likely to occur over Delhi and NCR during in the next three-four hours.

It was a hot day in the national capital with the maximum temperature settling at 39.6 degrees Celsius, a notch above the season's average.

(Agencies)