The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued an orange alert warning of moderate to heavy rain in Delhi and the National Capital Region (NCR) on Saturday.
Heavier rains are predicted during evening hours on Satuday. The weatherman has issued a yellow alert for Delhi-NCR for Sunday, forecasting light showers.
“Thunderstorm with moderate to heavy intensity rain and winds would continue to occur over and adjoining areas of many places of Delhi NCR,” the weather department said in its latest tweet on the situation, at 7:20am.
The weather department also issued the orange alert for areas adjoining Delhi. This included Bahadurgarh, Gurugram, Manesar, Faridabad, Ballabhgarh, Loni Dehat, Hindon Air Force Station, Ghaziabad, Chhapraula, Noida, Dadri and Greater Noida.
Several parts of the city witnessed water-logging after constant rain. The weather office had issued an ‘orange alert’ for today.
Despite monsoon arriving late this year, Safdarjung, Delhi’s base station for weather, crossed the 1,000mm rainfall mark for the season on Friday.
The Safdarjung observatory received 5.4mm of rainfall in a 24-hour period till 8.30 am on Friday, with 10.2mm of rainfall recorded between 5.30pm and 8.30pm, taking the figure to 1,015.5mm.
It went past the 1,000mm mark for the first time since 2010, when Delhi received 1,031.5mm between June and September.
For unversed, the IMD used four colour codes for weather alerts: green, yellow, orange and red. Green means everything is fine (no warning), while yellow warns of disruption in daily activities (be aware). An orange alert, on the other hand, is for extremely bad weather (be prepared/updated) while red indicates extremely bad weather conditions (most vigil/take action).
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