Live weather news: After severe heat waves, northwestern regions of India will enjoy a respite as rainfall is forecast for the next three years, with peak intensity rains predicted for Monday. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted a rainy spell over northwest India on May 23-24 with showers in Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab , Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh.

Thunderstorms, dust storms and wind gusts with a speed of 30 to 40 kilometers per hour are expected to occur over adjacent areas of Delhi NCR over the next two days. Cloudy skies and a thunderstorm brought mild relief to residents of Delhi on Saturday as the maximum temperature in the city stood at 42.4 degrees Celsius, meteorological officials said. Additionally, central parts of Mumbai received the first pre-monsoon showers of the season on Saturday with light rains reported in Dadar and Matunga areas.

Meanwhile, at least 10 districts in Kerala will receive heavy rain on Saturday and Sunday, with IMD issuing a yellow alert, while Idukki district administration has opened the shutters of Kallarkutty and Pambla dams to drain the excess water. IMD issued a yellow alert for Thiruvananthapuram, Kollam, Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Ernakulam, Idukki, Thrissur, Malappuram and Kozhikode districts for today, while Wayanad also has a yellow alert on May 22.