It was a sultry morning in the national capital with IMD predicting dust storm accompanied by squall towards the night.
Flight movements at Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport were put on hold and a Srinagar flight to Delhi was diverted to Amritsar following bad weather conditions. "Temperature would be around 45 degree Celsius in Jaipur in the months of May and June". Fallen branches were seen blocking some roads in south Delhi areas, leading to long traffic jam.
A similar unseasonal powerful dust storm and thundershowers a week ago left more than 120 people dead and another 200 injured in five Indian states.
However, the relief to Delhi residents came after a sweltering day, when the maximum temperature had reached 40.60°C, a notch above the normal, the meteorological department official said.
The storm with winds blowing up to 100 kilometers (60 miles) per hour swept western parts of Uttar Pradesh state on Wednesday night, toppling trees and demolishing dozens of mud and brick homes, said Avanish Awasthi, a state government official.
The strong winds knocked down a number of trees in the city. At least 10 incoming flights were diverted towards other airports.
The Northern Railways said the train movement was disrupted on the section between the Hazrat Nizamuddin and Palwal stations due to tree felling.
The inclement weather interrupted the launch of a 140 kWp rooftop solar plant at IP Extension attended by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
Somvati Sinha (56) died after a tree got uprooted and fell on her in east Delhi's Pandav Nagar during the storm, the police said.
The Delhi Police said two people were killed during the dust storm and 18 were injured.
"Western Disturbances over Jammu and Kashmir have begun to weaken and is moving eastwards".