Delhi-NCR is bracing for a spell of moderate rain as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issues a yellow alert for the region on Thursday. Intermittent rain is anticipated for the next 5-6 days, following a period of above-normal rainfall.
Yellow Alert Issued by IMD as Delhi-NCR Braces for Moderate Rain
On Wednesday, moderate to heavy rain was recorded in parts of Delhi, leading to water-logging and traffic disruptions. The minimum temperature dropped to 23.8 degrees Celsius, while the maximum temperature reached 31.3 degrees Celsius, significantly lower than the recent average of 38 degrees Celsius.
Notably, Delhi experienced above-normal rainfall in the past four months, with March, April, May, and June witnessing heavier rainfall than usual. On July 8 and July 9, the city recorded its highest single-day rainfall of 153 mm since 1982.
Intermittent Rain Expected for the Next 5-6 Days in Delhi-NCR
However, this rainfall has its downsides, as the water level of the Yamuna river in the national capital once again crossed the danger mark due to heavy rains. The Central Water Commission (CWC) reported a water level of 205.5 meters at the Old Railway Bridge (ORB) at 8 pm on Wednesday.
The rising water level in the Yamuna river poses potential risks to the flood-affected low-lying areas of Delhi, hindering relief and rehabilitation efforts. More than 27,000 people have been evacuated from their homes due to the floods, resulting in significant property, business, and earnings losses.