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Heavy winds lashed Delhi-NCR and other areas in northern India as the anticipated dust storm rolled in on Sunday, 13 May.

In a sudden change of weather, the sky turned cloudy around 4:30 pm and gutsy winds swept the city. The temperature was recorded at 30.6 degrees Celsius. The humidity was recorded at 60 percent at 8:30 am, a Meteorological (Met) department official said.

The Met office has forecast light rains will follow the dust storm.

Earlier on Saturday, PTI quoted the IMD as saying Uttarakhand, Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh were likely to witness thunderstorm accompanied with squall, while parts of Rajasthan might see dust storm over the next two days.

Indian states of Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan were hit with the storm earlier last week which led to 12 deaths.

Thunderstorm and dust storm with winds speeds of up to 70 km per hour are “very likely” tomorrow in 26 districts of Uttar Pradesh, the weather office warned on Sunday.

Western disturbance originates in the Mediterranean Sea that brings sudden rains to northwestern parts of India.

Thunderstorm accompanied with squall with wind speed reaching 50-70 kilometres per hour are “very likely” at isolated places over east Uttar Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Manipur, Mizoram, Tripura, Gangetic West Bengal, Odisha and Jharkhand, it had said.