New Delhi [India], June 16: Parts of Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) received rains in the early hours of Thursday and Wednesday evening.
The downpour resulted in bringing down the temperatures giving respite to people from the summer heat.
On Wednesday later night, India Meteorological Department (IMD) had informed that thunderstorms with light to moderate intensity rain and gusty winds would occur over and adjoining areas of a few places of North Delhi, North-West Delhi, West Delhi (Bawana, Mundaka), Sonipat, Kharkhoda (Haryana).
The gusty winds were expected at a speed of 30-40 Kilometre per hour, IMD added.
On June 7, an 'orange alert' was issued for Delhi and other nearby areas concerning a severe heatwave with the temperature varying between 44 to 47 degrees Celsius, according to the IMD.
Moreover, the IMD on Wednesday said that scattered rainfall with thunderstorms are very likely over Jammu, Kashmir, Ladakh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, and adjoining plains (Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi and Rajasthan) during 16th-18th June.
Current spell of intense rainfall is likely to continue over Northeast India and Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and Sikkim during the next 5 days, the IMD said.