Expecting moderate rainfall in Delhi today, India Meteorological Department (IMD) issued a yellow alert for the day while intermittent showers are predicted over the next five to six days.
Meanwhile, the water level of Yamuna river in Delhi again surpassed the danger mark of 205.33 metres on Wednesday after heavy rain in parts of the capital and upper catchment areas.
Yamuna's water level at the Old Railway Bridge (ORB) in Delhi was recorded at 205.5 metres at 8 pm on Wednesday, according to the Central Water Commission (CWC).
The flow rate at the Hathnikund Barrage in Haryana's Yamunanagar oscillated between 30,000 cusecs and 50,000 cusecs on Wednesday.
Before this, Yamuna water level went up to 208.66 metres on July 13 when water breached embankments and entered into the city causing major damages.
Delhi Rain Status
Owing to the showers, the temperature of the capital city came down to 23.8 degrees Celsius, which is three notches below normal while the maximum temperature settled at 31.3 degrees Celsius, a departure of four degrees from normal.
The last few days saw the maximum temperatures hovering around 38 degrees Celsius. Along with high humidity, the above-normal temperatures caused distress for the city residents.
Delhi recorded above-normal rainfall in the last four months -- 53.2 mm against a normal of 17.4 mm in March, 20.1 mm against an average of 16.3 mm in April, 111 mm against a normal of 30.7 mm in May, and 101.7 mm against a normal of 74.1 mm in June.
It witnessed its highest rainfall (153 mm) in a single day in July since 1982 on July 8 and July 9 due to an interaction of a western disturbance, monsoonal winds and cyclonic circulation over northwest India. The city received an additional 107 mm of rainfall in the subsequent 24 hours.