IMD issues yellow alert in Delhi today, predicts ‘moderate to heavy rainfall’ | Latest News India

The maximum temperature in the national capital is expected to be 32 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperature is likely to be 27 degrees Celsius.

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The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a ‘yellow’ alert for Delhi on Wednesday and predicted moderate to heavy rains in the national capital. According to the forecast, cloudy skies are likely to prevail in Delhi and thundershowers are expected.

The IMD also predicted minor traffic disruptions. “Before leaving for your destination check the traffic on your route. Follow any traffic advisories issued in this regard. Avoid going to areas facing frequent water logging issues,” the IMD wrote.

The maximum temperature in the national capital is expected to be 32 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperature is likely to be 27 degrees Celsius.

Light rains lashed many parts of Delhi on Tuesday – bringing respite to residents from the hot and muggy weather. However, the maximum temperature in the national capital was recorded at 37.7 degrees Celsius – three degrees above normal.

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According to the IMD, on Tuesday, Safdarjung recorded 8.7 mm of rain between 8.30 am and 5.30 pm. Pusa, Ayyanagar and Palam recorded 12 mm, 12.2 mm and 10.2 mm respectively.

IMD scientist RK Jenamani said: “Tuesday’s rains are mainly due to incoming moisture and these spells are scattered and confined to parts of Delhi. The monsoon trough is still 150 km south of Delhi but will approach the capital. Bring moderate rains in the next 24 to 48 hours and on Wednesday and Thursday.”

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