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IMD issues 'orange' alert for six northern states ahead of heavy monsoon

Parts of Delhi and places nearby witnessed rainfall on Wednesday morning.

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The maximum and minimum temperature in Delhi will hover over 36 and 29 degree Celsius | Photo: PTI

IANS New Delhi
The India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued an orange alert for a few northern states, including the national capital, on Wednesday. The weather bureau also predicted that the monsoon would hit the region in 48 hours.
"Conditions are favourable for advancement of monsoon into the remaining parts of Uttar Pradesh, entire western Himalayan region, Haryana, Chandigarh, Delhi, Punjab and Rajasthan during the next 48 hours," stated the IMD in its daily bulletin.
The bureau has four colour-coded warnings as per the intensity of any weather system -- green, yellow, orange and the last one being red. Orange alert is given to prepare the

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First Published: Jun 24 2020 | 1:28 PM IST

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