New Delhi: The India Meteorological Department forecast issued an ‘yellow’ alert in Delhi for 48 hours, and an ‘orange’ alert for Wednesday, with forecasts of moderate to heavy rainfall. The IMD issues a yellow alert to warn about a weather phenomenon occurring in a region. A yellow alert means that isolated, scattered rain of 7.5 to 15 mm is expected and likely to continue for a few hours.
On Sunday, Parts of the national capital received light rainfall and the maximum temperature in the city settled at 35.7 degrees Celsius, a notch below the average, the IMD said. It added that precipitation will continue in the national capital over the next six days.
The minimum temperature was recorded at 26.2 degrees Celsius, two notches below the average, it said.
On Sunday the IMD issued an alert predicting heavy rain in Kerala for the next five days. A yellow alert has been issued in 11 districts of the state, excluding Thiruvananthapuram, Pathanamthitta, and Kollam. On Monday, Heavy to very heavy rainfall (7-11 cm) is likely to lash Kerala. Thunderstorms accompanied with lightning are also likely to occur during the heavy rainfall, the IMD said in a statement.
“We will continue to witness monsoon rains over northwest India and Delhi throughout this week, with intensity expected to be strongest on Wednesday. Delhi will receive more moderate to heavy rainfall this week,” said RK Jenamani, scientist, IMD. In Delhi, the maximum and minimum temperatures are expected to hover around 36 degrees Celsius and 27 degrees Celsius, the IMD said.
The weather department has also predicted light to moderate rain for many places in Rajasthan on Monday. An official of the department said that till 5.30 pm on Sunday, 44 mm rainfall was recorded in Chittorgarh, 31 mm in Bhilwara, 14.8 mm in Bikaner, 11.8 mm in Churu, 9 mm each in Jaipur and Sikar, 7 mm in Ajmer and 5 mm in Baran.