HIGHLIGHTS:

  • IMD issued an orange alert after observing the situation in Delhi
  • Delhi is likely to experience moderate to heavy rain at isolated places towards evening/night on September 11
  • IMD projected moderate to heavy intensity rain in parts of Haryana as well
  • Low-lying areas have been alerted as there is a chance of water accumulation
  • There has been waterlogging at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (T-3) after the national capital received heavy rain

Today, Delhi woke up to a cloudy morning followed by heavy rainfall in many parts of the state. Observing the situation in the state, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued an orange alert. However, it added that Delhi will experience moderate to heavy rain at isolated places towards evening/night on September 11.

The IMD in its 7:20 am bulletin, stated that Delhi will experience thunderstorms along with moderate to heavy intensity rain and winds. It mentioned that Delhi and its adjoining areas such as Bahadurgarh, Gurugram, Manesar, Faridabad, Ballabhgarh, Loni Dehat, Hindon Air Force Station, Ghaziabad, Chhapraula, Noida, Dadri, and Greater Noida will experience thunderstorms for the next two hours.

Additionally, the IMD projected moderate to heavy intensity rain in parts of Haryana as well, while parts of Uttar Pradesh, it said, would receive showers of light to moderate intensity. The heavy rainfall is likely to cause major traffic disruption on roads, as well as increased chances of accidents.

Low-lying areas have been alerted as there is a chance of water accumulation. Areas such as RK Puram and Moti Bagh have been already waterlogged. In addition, there has been waterlogging at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (Terminal 3) after the national capital received heavy rain. The IMD informed that Delhi will witness ‘generally cloudy sky, heavy rain, thundershowers, very heavy rain’ at isolated places towards night.

Despite monsoon arriving late this year, Safdarjung, Delhi’s base station for weather, crossed the 1,000 mm rainfall mark for the season on Friday. The Safdarjung observatory received 5.4mm of rainfall in 24 hours till 8.30 am on Friday, with 10.2 mm of rainfall recorded between 5.30 pm and 8.30 pm, taking the figure to 1,015.5 mm.

Meanwhile, the IMD uses four-color codes for weather alerts including, green, yellow, orange, and red. Green is issued when everything is fine, while yellow warns of disruption in daily activities. An orange alert is issued for extremely bad weather, while red indicates extremely bad weather conditions.

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