Delhi likely to receive heavy rains, IMD issues orange alert

- June 30, 2024
| By : Patriot Bureau |

The national capital recorded 228.1 mm of rainfall on Friday, the highest since 1936 for the month of June

Delhi is set to experience heavy rainfall over the next three days, with the weather office issuing an ‘orange’ alert for the national capital till July 2.

The national capital recorded a minimum temperature of 27 degrees Celsius, 0.9 notches below the season’s average.

The humidity was 78 per cent at 8.30 am, the weather office said and added that it has recorded 9 mm rainfall in the last 24 hours.

The maximum temperature is likely to settle around 34 degree Celsius, it stated.

Parts of Delhi, including Rohini and Burari, received rain on Saturday morning. The Met department recorded 8.9 mm of rainfall at Safdarjung, the city’s primary weather station, and 12.6 mm at Lodhi Road between 2:30 pm and 5:30 pm on Saturday.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted moderate to heavy rainfall till Tuesday, with an even heavier spell anticipated on Sunday and Monday.

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For the next seven days, the capital will experience moderate to heavy rain, and an ‘orange alert’ has been issued for the next three days, according to the IMD’s seven-day forecast.

Moderate rain is defined by the IMD as rainfall amounting to between 7.6 and 35.5 mm in a day, while heavy rain is defined as rainfall between 64.5 and 124.4 mm in a day.

The IMD issues four colour-coded warnings: “green” (no action needed), “yellow” (watch and stay updated), “orange” (be prepared), and “red” (take action).

The maximum temperature recorded on Saturday was 35.6 degrees Celsius, 1.6 notches below normal. The city recorded a minimum temperature of 28 degrees Celsius.

The relative humidity fluctuated between 80 percent and 97 percent, according to an IMD bulletin.

On Friday, the national capital recorded 228.1 mm of rainfall, the highest since 1936 for the month of June.

On the first day of heavy rain this season, the capital received one-third of its total monsoon rainfall.

Weather experts suggest these could be extreme weather events, noting that Delhi receives nearly 650 mm of rainfall during the entire monsoon season. (With inputs from PTI)