Rain alert in Delhi amid floods in Yamuna: Yellow alert today

The national capital is currently experiencing historic flooding caused by the Yamuna river overflowing its banks. After continuous heavy rainfall in the upper catchment areas, the weather department has now issued a 'yellow' alert for rain in Delhi.

New Delhi Latest Weather Updates: Today, New Delhi woke up to a minimum temperature of 27 degrees Celsius, and the India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicts moderate rainfall throughout the day. Given the ongoing historic flooding caused by the Yamuna river breaching its banks due to heavy rains in the upper catchment areas, the weather department has issued a 'yellow' alert for rains in the national capital. This alert signifies the possibility of deteriorating weather conditions that could disrupt daily routines.

Persistent rainfall may result in further increase in the water levels of the Yamuna river, which has already been surpassing the danger mark of 205.33 meters for several consecutive days.

As reported by the Central Water Commission, the water level of the Yamuna river receded to 207.62 meters by 7 am on Saturday, following its peak of 208.66 meters at 8 pm on Thursday.

At 8:30 pm, the relative humidity in Delhi stood at 85 percent.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the expected maximum temperature in the city is approximately 33 degrees Celsius.

At 9 am, the Air Quality Index (AQI) in Delhi was measured at 94, indicating a 'satisfactory' level of air quality based on data from the Central Pollution Control Board.

The Air Quality Index (AQI) categorizes air quality levels into different ranges. A reading between zero and 50 is classified as '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'.