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Dust storm hits Delhi NCR, flight, metro services affected

While there were reports of power outages in several areas, officials in the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted strong chance of heavy rain and squall in several pockets of the national capital and its surrounding areas at night.

Thunderstorm and dust storm hit several parts of Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida on Sunday. Officials predicted strong chance of heavy rain and squall in several pockets of the national capital and its surrounding areas.(Express photo by Abhinav Saha)

Dust storm also hit several parts of Punjab and Haryana, including Faridabad and Gurgaon, this evening, pushing temperatures down by a few notches. (Express Photo by Nandagopal Rajan)

While there were reports of power outages in several areas, officials in the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted strong chance of heavy rain and squall in several pockets of the national capital and its surrounding areas at night. (Express photo by Renuka Puri)

Dozens of flights were diverted to cities such as Jaipur, Amritsar and Lucknow, sources at the airport said. International flights from Katmandu, Riyadh, Colombo, Jeddah, Kabul were delayed even as flights from Tokyo, Newark and Colombo were diverted to other places, it added. (Express photo by Abhinav Saha)

People cover themselves with a poly sheet in Patparganj area on NH-24 on Sunday. (Express Photo by Gajendra Yadav)

Charan Singh, scientist at Indian Meteorological Department, told news agency ANI: There is a circulation of a western disturbance in North-west India. We had predicted that the weather will remain adverse for two-three days. This thunderstorm will continue for the next 48 to 72 hours.(Express photo by Gajendra Yadav)

The dust storm uprooted several trees and brought traffic to a standstill in the national capital. (Express photo by Abhinav Saha)

Four incidents of wall collapse were reported from various parts of Delhi due to the dust storm, a Fire Service officer told PTI. The incidents were reported from Najafgarh, Transit Camp, Nehru Place, Mohan Garden in Uttam Nagar and Raj Nagar in Palam. (Express photo by Abhinav Saha)