Orange alert issued for Delhi, ‘Light to moderate’ rain likely for a week

Delhi Monsoon Update: Rain has started once again in many areas of the capital Delhi. The mercury remained low due to rain in Delhi for the second consecutive day. Officials of the Meteorological Department said that Delhi may receive ‘light to moderate’ rain for a week due to monsoon. Today ‘Orange Alert’ has been issued for Delhi. Due to heavy rains, traffic on roads may be disrupted and water logging is possible in low-lying areas. On Wednesday, the maximum temperature was recorded at 27.6 degrees Celsius, seven notches below normal and the minimum temperature was recorded two notches below normal at 25.1 degrees Celsius.

Delhi received 381 mm of rain this month 
Monsoon may have arrived late in Delhi, but now the capital is receiving heavy rains. The city has so far recorded over 381 mm of rain, the highest for July since 2003. According to the IMD, the Safdarjung observatory recorded 100 mm of rain in just three hours on Tuesday morning. This is also the highest rainfall in 24 hours in July in eight years.

Despite the arrival of monsoon on July 13, 16 days late from the scheduled time, 14 days have been recorded in the capital so far this month, when it has rained. The most late monsoon in almost 19 years is now raining heavily in Delhi. Low-lying areas are flooding and traffic is being disrupted for a long time.

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