The IMD issues an orange alert warning of moderate to heavy rain in National Capital

New Delhi: Following continued rains, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has further  issued an orange alert warning of heavy rain in the national capital on Thursday. The IMD has also predicted strong winds in New Delhi along with the rainfall. An orange alert is issued as a warning for extremely bad weather with the potential of disruption in commute with road and drain closures and interruption of power supply.

New Delhi recorded a minimum temperature of 25.2 degrees Celsius on Wednesday. Strong winds are forecasted to sweep the city during the day and the maximum temperature is likely to settle around 34 degrees Celsius, a MeT forecast said. Light rain is likely at night. Moderate rain is predicted over the next two days, which means Delhi is likely to witness another record for monsoon precipitation, an IMD official said. Delhi has already recorded 1,146.4 mm of rainfall so far this monsoon season, the highest in 46 years and almost double the precipitation gauged last year. Many areas, including the Delhi airport, were waterlogged after heavy rain lashed New Delhi on Saturday. Heavy rainfall and consequent waterlogging have disrupted the normal, everyday life in various parts of Delhi. 


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