Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand experienced fresh snowfall and rainfall and thundershowers hit several states in northern India.
Parts of Delhi received scattered rainfall on Monday afternoon. Temperatures in Delhi have been on a rise since the past few days, which has brought a brief respite from the coldwave conditions. However, now the weather department has issued a severe weather alert for Delhi and nearby areas.
The Safdarjung Observatory, figures of which are considered official for the city, recorded 33.5 mm rainfall, the second highest after 70 mm in December 1997, till 5:30 pm.
Several flights were diverted from Delhi's IGI Airport following the heavy downpour. Operations at the airport had to be briefly suspended. Air India and Vistara were among the carriers whose services were affected.
Srinagar and higher reaches of Kashmir received snowfall, while rain lashed other parts of Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday, the meteorological department said. Snowfall also occurred in some parts of Ladakh, it said.