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Rain and hail in Delhi bring respite from scorching heat

Rain, strong winds and hail provide a much need relief to people of Delhi today (Pic. Courtesy Twitter/payalmehta100)

A spell of hail and rain accompanied with strong winds in Delhi on Wednesday afternoon brought a welcome respite from the scorching heat.

People in the west Delhi colonies of Rohini, Pitampura and Paschim Vihar reported hailstorms at around 2 pm along with rain and strong winds which then spread to  South Delhi as well a couple of hours later.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) had issued a yellow alert, warning of a dust storm, thunderstorm or hail storm with winds gusting up to 50 kilometres per hour in Delhi. the national capital.

As a result of a western disturbance affecting northwest India, a cloudy sky is predicted over the capital for the next three days, the IMD had said.

The maximum temperature at the Safdarjung Observatory, Delhi's base station, is likely to settle around 38 degrees Celsius.

Delhi-NCR had been reeling from temperatures of over 40 degrees Celsius in recent weeks with the second hottest April in 72 years.