Heavy rains predicted over Delhi for next 2 days; IMD issues orange alert

New Delhi (NVI): A fresh spell of rains drenched the national capital today, resulting in water-logging in some parts. Increase in the intensity of showers is predicted for the next two days, according to IMD.

In addition to this, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has also issued an “orange” alert for the city for the next three days with moderate to heavy showers likely expected.

“The monsoon trough has once again shifted towards the north and will remain close to the national capital over the next three days,” IMD stated.

The weather department further said that a low-pressure area has also developed over northeast Madhya Pradesh and southeast Uttar Pradesh, which will further intensify the convergence of moisture-laden southwesterly winds from the Arabian Sea and southeasterly winds from the Bay of Bengal.

An orange alert has been sounded for Kolhapur and Satara districts in western Maharashtra as well for today with the prediction of heavy to very heavy rains at isolated places in ghat areas, according to Met department.

A forecast of light to moderate rains is made for Pune and adjoining areas of the district for the next 48 hours.

Meanwhile, water levels of Krishna, Warna and Koyna rivers in Sangli district have risen due to continuous rains and the residents have been put on alert.

“Light to moderate rains are likely to take place in Pune and adjoining areas on Tuesday and Wednesday. Rain activity in the district will increase as moderate rains are predicted on Thursday and Friday as well,” IMD said.

-CHK