IMD Predicts Heavy Downpour In Delhi Over The Weekend; Orange Alert For UP, Haryana & Other Places

Numerous regions are affected by the weather pattern

by Tejashee Kashyap
IMD Predicts Heavy Downpour In Delhi Over The Weekend; Orange Alert For UP, Haryana & Other Places

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a significant weather warning as heavy rainfall is expected to lash some places. An orange alert has been issued for some areas, indicating a severe weather event with the potential for a substantial impact on daily life.

IMD Predicts Heavy Rainfall In These Places

IMD Heatwave
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As per the most recent IMD report, which was released on Friday, Delhi is anticipated to see “very heavy rainfall” through July 1. Numerous regions are affected by the weather pattern, including sections of Uttar Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Haryana, and Chandigarh. Additionally, IMD has issued a warning for thunderstorms accompanied by lightning and heavy rains in a few spots over Assam and Meghalaya on June 29.

In detail:

  • Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand are expected to receive major rainfall on June 29th and 30th
  • Punjab is expected to receive heavy rainfall on June 30th and July 1st
  • Uttar Pradesh is anticipated to see isolated very heavy rains on June 29th and 30th
  • East Rajasthan to experience the same weather pattern from June 29th to July 2nd
  • Madhya Pradesh is expected to receive significant rainfall on June 29th
  • Odisha is expected to receive significant rains from June 29th to 30th

The IMD employs a colour-coded warning system to signify the severity and urgency of weather forecasts. The orange alert, the second-highest level, suggests that citizens should be prepared for potentially hazardous conditions.

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Delhi Again To Receive Heavy Rainfall

The monsoon arrived in Delhi with a fury in the early hours of Friday, when severe rains, the most in a single day of June in 88 years, drenched the city, leaving streets flooded and traffic in turmoil. On Friday, Delhi-NCR awoke to severe rain, which flooded several regions. Traffic bottlenecks were reported in various locations, while water flooded many residences in portions of Delhi. A part of the ceiling of Delhi International Airport’s Terminal-1 fell, killing one person and injuring numerous more. Aside from the roof sheet, the support beams fell, causing damage to automobiles parked in the terminal’s pick-up and drop-off areas.

On Saturday, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued an orange signal for the weekend, anticipating increased rainfall intensity during the day and moderate to heavy rainfall on Saturday and Sunday. The capital is bracing for possible waterlogging, traffic snarls, and disruptions to public transport.

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