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Delhi to receive moderate rainfall today, IMD issues orange alert

Strong winds are expected to sweep the city during the day, with the maximum temperature expected to be about 34 degrees Celsius, according to a Met prediction.

Delhi to receive moderate rainfall today IMD issues orange alert gcw
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New Delhi, First Published Sep 22, 2021, 11:06 AM IST
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According to the India Meteorological Department, Delhi will likely get another round of mild to moderate precipitation beginning tonight. An orange signal was issued for moderate rain in the city on Thursday. Heavy rain is also anticipated in isolated areas. An orange alert is issued as a warning for exceptionally severe weather that has the potential to impede commutes due to road and sewer closures and power outages. Strong winds are expected to sweep the city during the day, with the maximum temperature expected to be about 34 degrees Celsius, according to a Met prediction.

According to the IMD official, light rain is anticipated at night. Moderate rain is expected over the following two days, implying that Delhi will set another monsoon precipitation record.

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So far this monsoon season, the capital has received 1,146.4 mm of rain, the greatest in 46 years and nearly double the amount recorded last year. The Safdarjung observatory, which serves as the city's official weather station, recorded 1,150 mm of rain during the monsoon season in 1975. During the monsoon season, Delhi typically receives 653.6 mm of rain. The city receives an average of 607.7 mm of rain between June 1 and September 14, when the monsoon season begins. The monsoon has poured 390 mm of rain on Delhi so far this month, the most in September in 77 years.

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