Delhi-NCR to witness moderate to heavy rainfall, IMD issues ‘yellow’ alert

With parts of Delhi and NCR experiencing heavy rains on Wednesday, the IMD forecast for the next two hours shows the possibility of moderate to heavy rain along with very heavy rain in isolated places.

The forecast has been released for parts of the National Capital Region, including Delhi, Noida, Ghaziabad, Sunipat, Gurgaon and Faridabad. The Indian Meteorological Department issued a ‘yellow’ alert for today, which is a warning to be ‘watched for’.

The Meteorological Department’s warning about the impact of heavy rain indicates the possibility of waterlogging and traffic disruption. It is suggested to check traffic congestion along travel routes and avoid areas that get waterlogged a lot.

Moderate rain is on the cards in Delhi on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays as well.

Wednesday’s maximum temperature is likely to stabilize at 35°C, according to forecasts. At 11:30 in the morning, the temperature was 33.8 degrees Celsius.

Delhi recorded rainfall on Tuesday as well, when the Safdarjung Weather Observatory recorded 10.2 mm of rain. The Safdarjung observatory has already recorded extra precipitation for this month – 165.1 mm compared to 126.9 mm normal.

Wednesday’s IMD bulletin said that there is likely to be enhanced rainfall activity over northwest India over the next three days. This is a result of the monsoon basin, a low pressure area that stretches from Pakistan to the Bay of Bengal, and remains close to normal for the next two to three days. There is also Western unrest in Pakistan and its neighborhood.

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