Delhi is expected to experience another round of light to moderate rainfall from tonight, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has announced.
An orange alert was issued for moderate rain in the city on Thursday. Heavy rain is also expected in isolated locations.
An amber alert is issued to warn of extremely bad weather with the potential to disrupt journeys with road and drain closures and an interrupted power supply.
Strong winds are expected to sweep through the city during the day and the maximum temperature is expected to be around 34 degrees Celsius, according to a Met forecast.
“Light rain is likely overnight. Moderate rain is forecast over the next couple of days which means Delhi is set to experience another monsoon rainfall record,” an IMD official said.
The capital has already recorded 1,146.4mm of rain so far this monsoon season, the highest in 46 years and nearly double the rainfall measured last year.
Safdarjung Observatory, considered the city’s official landmark, had measured 1,150mm of rainfall during the monsoon season in 1975.
Normally, Delhi records 653.6mm of rainfall during the monsoon season. Between June 1, when the monsoon begins, and September 14, the city normally receives 607.7 mm of precipitation. The monsoon dumped 390mm of rainfall in Delhi this month till Tuesday, the highest in September in 77 years.