Dust storm hits many parts of Haryana and Punjab

Chandigarh: Dust storm accompanied with light rains hit many parts of Haryana and Punjab, including Chandigarh, on Saturday afternoon, especially those falling in the National Capital Region.

According to MeT Department here, the dust storm hit Gurgaon, Faridabad, Mahendergarh, Rohtak, Ambala and Panchkula in Haryana. In Punjab, Mohali, Ropar and Amritsar were among other places to be hit by dust storm.

Power supply was disrupted for a while in Chandigarh after dust storm. Later, the City also received light rains providing relief to the residents from the hot weather conditions, it said.

The MeT officials said that the current change in weather was caused by an Upper Air Cyclonic Circulation which was active over west Uttar Pradesh and adjoining Haryana and Uttrakhand.

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