Large dust storm and strong winds sweep Delhi, India


A massive dust storm accompanied by strong winds lashed Delhi, India on March 12, 2016. 

According to media reports, the storm led to trees falling in some areas, power cuts and traffic disruption in several parts of west and south Delhi.

The storm came after showers in the morning and was again followed by rain as well as hail, NDTV said. "The dust storm resulted in traffic snarls between 16:00 and 19:30 in many parts of west Delhi including Azadpur, Jahangirpuri and Punjabi Bagh. In south Delhi, the affected areas included Moti Nagar and Vasant Vihar.

According to IMD, to dust storm was a result of western disturbances and such conditions are expected to last until Monday.

The following image was captured moments before the storm:


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Featured image: Dust storm approaching Delhi, India on March 12, 2016. Credit: Shikha Gautam

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