Several parts of Delhi and nearby areas received moderate to light rainfall this evening bringing some respite from the scorching heat that has persisted for the past few weeks. The weather department had predicted light rain earlier in the day.
There has been no heatwave in Delhi today; easterly winds have taken over the city which are cooler. Temperatures in Delhi have fluctuated between 39-41 degrees in various places today.
"Very light rain/thunderstorm/dust storm accompanied with gusty winds forecast for Delhi NCR till 8.30 pm," the India Meteorological Department had said.
Gusty winds also helped bring some relief from the heat.
Several photos of rain and cloudy weather made to social media.
Several parts of north India received light to moderate rainfall bringing the mercury down.
The IMD had predicted rain and thunderstorms in Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, and Rajasthan.
The weather department has also predicted thunderstorm, hail and gusty winds for the next three days in some areas of Delhi, Punjab, and Haryana.
"Dust storm and thunder storm with winds gusting up to 60 kilometers per hour is likely over Delhi-NCR on May 29-30," IMD head Kuldeep Srivastava predicted.
A red heatwave warning had been issued in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, Rajasthan, and other states just a couple of days ago. Temperatures unusually extreme for May were reported from parts of Delhi, making Tuesday the hottest day of the season yet.