In pictures: Dusty conditions continue in North India, people advised to remain indoorshttps://indianexpress.com/photos/india-news/north-india-delhi-punjab-haryana-uttar-pradesh-weather-dust-storm-rain-5217242/

In pictures: Dusty conditions continue in North India, people advised to remain indoors

Dust storms in western India have brought down the air quality in New Delhi. For the third straight day on Thursday, the capital city is witnessing ‘severe’ levels of pollution.

Dust storms in western India have brought down the air quality in New Delhi. For the third straight day on Thursday, the capital city is witnessing ‘severe’ levels of pollution. (Express photo/Jasbir Malhi)

Dust storms in western India have brought down the air quality in New Delhi. For the third straight day on Thursday, the capital city is witnessing ‘severe’ levels of pollution. (Express photo/Jasbir Malhi)

Dusty conditions, which are likely to continue through the weekend, have impacted visibility in Delhi-NCR. PM10 levels were at 796 at 8.30 this morning, reported news agency PTI. People are advised to remain indoors as the current situation is likely to cause discomfort or breathing difficulties. (Express photo/Jasbir Malhi)

Dusty conditions, which are likely to continue through the weekend, have impacted visibility in Delhi-NCR. PM10 levels were at 796 at 8.30 this morning, reported news agency PTI. (Express photo/Jasbir Malhi)

There is low visibility in cities across North India, which includes Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Delhi, the plains of Uttarakhand and western Uttar Pradesh. This has affected flight operations, particularly in smaller cities. In fact, Chandigarh airport has cancelled all flights due to this. (Express photo/Jasbir Malhi)

There is low visibility in cities across North India, which includes Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Delhi, the plains of Uttarakhand and western Uttar Pradesh. This has affected flight operations, particularly in smaller cities. In fact, Chandigarh airport has cancelled all flights due to this. (Express photo/Jasbir Malhi)

People are advised to remain indoors as the current situation is likely to cause discomfort or breathing difficulties. (Express photo/Jasbir Malhi)

People are advised to remain indoors as the current situation is likely to cause discomfort or breathing difficulties. (Express photo/Jasbir Malhi)

An Air India flight from Mumbai to Chandigarh was diverted to Delhi's IGI airport due to poor visibility in Chandigarh. Flights to and from Chandigarh were cancelled this morning and operations are likely to be cancelled through the day as Chandigarh battled with low visibility. (Express photo/Jasbir Malhi)

An Air India flight from Mumbai to Chandigarh was diverted to Delhi's IGI airport due to poor visibility in Chandigarh. Flights to and from Chandigarh were cancelled this morning and operations are likely to be cancelled through the day as Chandigarh battled with low visibility. (Express photo/Jasbir Malhi)