Delhi Weather Alert: Heavy Rains and Waterlogging Grip National Capital"Yellow Warning

Delhi experienced significant rainfall, resulting in water accumulation and causing difficulties for people traveling. The Meteorological department has issued a 'yellow alert' anticipating further showers on Sunday.
Latest Weather Updates: Heavy rainfall hit Delhi on Saturday, resulting in waterlogging in various areas, including Akbar Roads and the lanes outside Pragati Maidan. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a 'yellow alert' for Sunday, 9 July, predicting more showers for the national capital.

Saturday marked the first significant rain of the season in Delhi, with an 'orange alert' in place for additional showers on that day. The India Meteorological Department also announced a 'yellow alert' for Sunday.

According to the Safdarjung Observatory, Delhi's primary weather station, rainfall reached 98.7 mm by 2:30 pm. The Ridge Observatory recorded even higher rainfall at 111.4 mm.

The Meteorological office tweeted that light to moderate rain would persist in many areas of Delhi and its neighboring regions in Haryana, including Yamunanagar, Kurukshetra, Karnal, Assandh, Safidon, Panipat, Gohana, Gannaur, Meham, Sonipat, Rohtak, Kharkhoda, Bhiwani, Charkhi Dadri, Mattanhail, Jhajjar, Kosali, Sohana, and Rewari.

The heavy rain in the early morning caused difficulties for many commuters trying to reach their destinations.

According to the Public Works Department (PWD), they received 15 complaints of waterlogging since the morning.

The PWD official mentioned that apart from those complaints, they also received reports of waterlogging on other stretches managed by the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) or other agencies. They promptly forwarded those complaints. Currently, the situation is under control. However, the road near Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College in Delhi University's north campus experienced waterlogging, causing inconvenience to commuters.

According to the Meteorological office, the day is expected to be generally cloudy with heavy rainfall.

The minimum temperature in the city was recorded at 25 degrees Celsius, which is three degrees below the average for this season.

The maximum temperature is projected to reach around 30 degrees Celsius, while the relative humidity stood at 96 percent.

Data from the Central Pollution Control Board revealed that Delhi's Air Quality Index (AQI) was in the 'satisfactory' category, with a reading of 79 at 9:00 am.

The AQI scale categorizes readings from zero to 500, with levels between zero and 50 considered 'good', 51 to 100 as 'satisfactory', 101 to 200 as 'moderate', 201 to 300 as 'poor', 301 to 400 as 'very poor', and 401 to 500 as 'severe'.