Rainfall in parts of Punjab and Haryana on Friday brought relief from the scorching heat prevailing over the region in the past few days.
Rains lashed several parts of the national capital on Friday providing some relief to Delhiites from the scorching heat.
According to the Meteorological department, a western disturbance is likely to bring light rain to the city with dust-raising winds blowing towards it.
Extremely severe cyclone storm cyclone Fani, which hit Odisha coast near Puri on Friday morning, triggered heavy rains in parts of north coastal Andhra Pradesh, while gusty winds uprooted trees and electricity poles, officials said.
The change in weather was caused by a Western Disturbance, weather officials here said. There was also report of hailstorm lashing few places in the two states.
According to reports, atleast 11 people were killed in Gujarat and 12 people were reported dead in April in various incidents in Maharashtra.Madhya Pradesh saw a death toll of 16 people in last two days due to sudden change in weather.
The Safdarjung observatory, the recording of which is considered the official figure for the city, recorded the minimum temperature at 25.6 degrees.
Security personnel have been deployed in the affected areas to carry out rescue and relief operations.
Delhi-NCR Rain, Thunderstorm: According to a MeT department official, the minimum temperature was recorded at 20 degrees Celsius. The relative humidity was 87 per cent.
Biting cold continued in Himachal Pradesh as several areas in high, mid hills received fresh snowfall, whereas many other places witnessed rain, the Meteorological Department said.
As per the IMD weather bulletin, the western disturbance will result in moderate to light scattered rainfall over Punjab, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, north Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh till February 21.
It was a partly cloudy Wednesday morning in Delhi, with the minimum temperature settling one notch above the average for the season at 11.4 degrees Celsius.
Manali experienced a low of minus 5.3 degrees Celsius, while it was 1.8 degrees in Dharamsala, minus 5.8 degrees in Kufri and minus 1.3 degrees in Dalhousie.
Snow could be seen in certain areas of Shimla like the Mall Road, the Ridge, the US Club and Jakhu hills.
Helicopter and ropeway services at Vaishno Devi shrine were also suspended following inclement weather conditions.
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Monday issued warning of rain and thunderstorm for several areas in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.