Five flights diverted to Lucknow from Delhi airport due to bad weather

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 07 April 2019, 11:44 PM
Lightning during a thunderstorm in Ghaziabad (Photo Source: PTI)
Lightning during a thunderstorm in Ghaziabad (Photo Source: PTI)

Five flights were diverted to Lucknow from Delhi airport between 8 pm and 10 pm due to heavy rainfall and wind in the national capital region on Sunday. According to IGI Airport officials, two flights of Vistara, two flights of Air India and one flight of Gulf Air were diverted to Lucknow airport this evening.

In a statement, the Vistara Airlines said, "Due to bad weather in Delhi, two diversions reported between 8-8:30 PM, one from Mumbai and the other from Dehradun. Both the flights have been diverted to Lucknow".

A dust storm and thunderstorm hit Delhi following lightening, gusty winds, and light showers at several parts of the city. The sudden rainfall brought the mercury down by 6-7 degree Celsius in the Delhi-NCR region.

During the day, the maximum temperature settled at 36 degrees Celsius. This was four degrees less than the maximum temperature recorded on Saturday. The minimum temperature was recorded at 25.6 degrees Celsius, six notches above the season's average.

For Monday, the MeT department has predicted a partly cloudy sky with the possibility of very light rains, dust storm and thunderstorm. However, the intensity is likely to be less severe than Sunday.

First Published: Sunday, April 07, 2019 11:41 PM
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