Heavy hailstorm in Shimla on Tuesday.
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Heavy hailstorm in Shimla on Tuesday.
Shimla was on Tuesday hit by a heavy hailstorm, while the weather office has warned thunderstorms, squalls and gusty winds in Delhi, Haryana and Chandigarh, till Friday.

High mountains of Himachal Pradesh received fresh snowfall early Tuesday morning.

In a weather warning bulletin, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said thunderstorms and squalls are "very, very likely at isolated places in Haryana, Chandigarh and Delhi".

It also warned of duststorm in Rajasthan while heavy rain is expected in six northeast states.

The weather office warned of squalls and hail along with thunderstorms in Jammu and Kashmir, Uttarakhand, Punjab and Himachal Pradesh.

The Haryana government on Monday closed schools for two days as a preventive measure in view of the weather warning.

In Himachal Pradesh, mild snowfall occurred on Monday in the mountain areas while some parts received rain.

The local weather office warned of more snow and rain accompanied by hailstorms and gusty winds in the state till Wednesday.

Last week, thunderstorms had wreaked havoc in parts of Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, killing nearly 100 people.