A sudden dust storm, followed by rain, engulfed Delhi and parts of the National Capital Region on Friday evening, causing the temperature to dip. The change in the weather brought some respite from the heat of the past week.

Weather agency Skymet Weather had forecast thundershowers over the Capital, as well as the adjoining towns of Noida, Faridabad and Ghaziabad on Friday.

Starting from Friday, the weather agency also forecast thunderstorms and dust storms in the National Capital Region for the next 24 hours to 48 hours, and light rain till Tuesday. Skymet attributed these weather changes to Western Disturbance over Jammu and Kashmir.

“As these are pre-monsoon activities, they will mostly occur during the latter part of the day or evening,” Skymet said in its report.

The sudden change in weather has delayed flights to and from Delhi. As many as 24 flights have been diverted out of Delhi so far, ANI reported.