The India Meteorological Department has issued an Orange alert in Delhi for 21st August. The weather department says the national capital region might experience heavy rainfall on Saturday. Additionally, the body said that the rainfall is expected to bring the maximum temperature down to 32 degrees Celsius in the upcoming 3 to 4days.
However, on Wednesday, Delhi has recorded a maximum temperature of 38 degrees Celsius and the minimum temperature was recorded at 27.4 degrees Celsius.
This month, Delhi has recorded only 63.2 mm rainfall against the normal of 157.1 mm so far. The adjoining areas in northwest India had already registered a break monsoon phase, the second this season, on August 10.
Previously, the IMD has forecasted moderate rain in Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Delhi, and Punjab between August 19 and August 23. The weather experts said a good rainfall in the last 10 days of the month can cover the rainfall deficit in the capital.
Generally, the capital gauges 247.7 mm rainfall in August. At the time of monsoon season, the rainfall in Delhi increases along the foothills of Northeast India, the Himalayas, and certain parts of the southern peninsula.
In July, the national capital region had gauged 507.1 mm rainfall which was nearly 141 per cent above normal level rainfall. Also, it is the highest rainfall in the month since July 2003.
IMD Uses Four Color Codes For Weather Alert
The IMD department uses colours like Green, Yellow, Orange, and Red for weather alert. Green means all is well and yellow says severely bad weather. Orange colour indicates the warning for extremely bad weather with the potential of disruption in commute with road and drains closures and interruption of power supply, whereas Red colour code is when bad weather conditions are extremely going to disrupt travel and power and have significant risk to life.