Delhi’s Regional Meteorological Centre (RMC) has issued an orange warning for the national capital, asking the disaster management authorities to gear up for the case of emergency. While light to moderate thundershowers are forecasted for Delhi, states like Himachal Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh are likely to witness heavy rains from August 26 to 28.

The RMC has also issued a warning that the rain may cause traffic disruption and water logging in the low lying areas of the national capital.

Meanwhile, Odisha is already receiving extremely heavy rainfall since Tuesday, with the highest being 23.4 cm at Marshaghai in Kendrapada, followed by 21 cm at Champua in Keonjhargarh and 20.8 cm in Boudh.

West Bengal, Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh are also in line to receive heavy rainfall in the next five days. Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan are also forecasted to see moderate rain during August 26 to 28.

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned of water logging, flooding of roads, traffic and mudslides in the parts of Odisha and Chhattisgarh during this period.