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18th October, 2019 21:47 IST

Squall hits Delhi, flight services affected

A strong squall with winds gusting up to 88 kilometres per hour hit the national capital on Friday evening, affecting flight operations, officials said.

Officials at the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the squall hit the city around 6.40 pm.

"Due to bad weather in Delhi, eight planes were diverted to Lucknow and Jaipur," an official at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) airport here said.

Skymet weather, a private company providing weather forecast, said rain or thundershower might occur in areas adjoining Delhi such as Baghpat, Ghaziabad and Sonipat.

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