New Delhi, May 29: Heavy rain lashed parts of Dehradun city as the sky turned dark this afternoon, bringing much-needed relief from the scorching heat wave that continued in the Uttarakhand for the past few days. The sudden rain brought down the temperature. The day began on a partly cloudy note, only to give way to a sunny sky. However, in the afternoon, the sky again turned dark. Also Read - 'Ishq Se Behtar Hai Chai': Dehradun Boy Opens ‘Dil Tuta Ashiq’ Cafe After His Breakup, Hopes to Help Others Move On!

Meanwhile, a news agency ANI reported that thunderstorm accompanied with hailstorm is likely to hit at isolated places in Dehradun, Pauri, Uttarkashi, Chamoli, Rudraprayag, Nainital, Almora, Bageshwar, Champawat and Pithoragarh, between 3 to 6 pm today. Also Read - Delhi Wakes up to Dense Fog with Light Rains, Dip in Temperature Likely to Prevail

Earlier in the day, at least 40 people lost their lives and many were left injured in Jharkhand, Bihar, and Uttar Pradesh after a massive thunderstorm wreaked havoc in various parts of the states. The IMD had also issued a warning of a thunderstorm in many parts of Uttar Pradesh. “Thunderstorm accompanied with Rain/Squall/Hailstone is likely to occur today during next 3 hours over some areas in Hardoi, Sitapur, Farrukhabad districts and adjoining areas,” said the Meteorological Department. (Also Read: Heatwave to Continue in Delhi, Rajasthan, Haryana)

India Meteorological Department (IMD) in Ranchi had earlier warned the people of a sudden thunderstorm in various parts of the city and the state.

“Due to the availability of ample moisture in the atmosphere, pre-monsoon thunder cells will be forming causing intermittent thunderstorm and heavy rain in parts of Jharkhand,” said BK Mandal, director at the centre,” BK Mandal, director at the centre, told Hindustan Times. The people in these states have been advised to remain thunderstorms and alert.