NEW DELHI :
THE India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued an orange alert for a few northern States, including the national capital, on Wednesday. The weather bureau also predicted that the monsoon would hit the region in 48 hours. “Conditions are favourable for advancement of monsoon into the remaining parts of Uttar Pradesh, entire western Himalayan region, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Punjab and Rajasthan during the next 48 hours,” stated the IMD in its daily bulletin.
The bureau has four colour-coded warnings as per the intensity of any weather system -- green, yellow, orange and the last one being red. Orange alert is given to prepare the authorities. The forecast during this warning is of heavy to very heavy rainfall. Parts of the capital city witnessed rainfall on Wednesday.
The IMD has predicted “generally cloudy sky with moderate rain” for the next two days. The maximum and minimum temperature in Delhi will hover over 36 and 29 degree Celsius. The overall air quality of the city is at the lower end of the satisfactory category.