New Delhi: Due to a western disturbance, parts of Delhi and the National Capital Region including Noida and Faridabad received heavy rainfall on Wednesday morning. The rainfall brought relief to the scorching heat in the region. Rainfall is likely to continue for the next two days in Delhi-NCR, West Bengal and Sikkim, added the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

The head of IMD’s Regional Meteorological Centre BP Yadav was quoted by a leading daily as saying, “The region is under the influence of a western disturbance in the north. For the next two days too — May 16 and 17 — the weather might be similar as another western disturbance is expected in north India. More thundershowers are expected in the city. For a week or so, it will be comparatively nice.”

Due to the rainfall on Wednesday morning, the air quality in the national capital showed considereable improvement, stated authorities.

The IMD had earlier predicted rainfall and thunderstorm till March 15. States in North India including Punjab, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh received heavy rainfall on Tuesday. The thunderstorm was expected in the northwest and adjoining central India. Further, the IMD has also issued a warning regarding a possible cyclonic circulation over West Rajasthan.

(With agency inputs)