Capital experiences stormy morning, more rains in central India(All India weather report)

May 15th, 2008 - 12:09 am ICT by admin  


New Delhi, May 14 (IANS) Residents in the capital saw an unusually dark morning Wednesday as a menacingly overcast sky and strong winds gave way to a massive storm that uprooted trees and led to huge traffic snarls. The sudden overcast sky, the wind and huge swirls of dust caught many office-goers unawares. The weather, however, turned sunny as the afternoon set in. The capital Wednesday recorded a maximum temperature of 34 degrees Celsius and a minimum of 26.8 degrees Celsius.

In the rest of the country, the weather remained somewhat pleasant as the sporadic rains and thundershowers have brought the temperatures down.

The weather will remain same until Saturday in most parts of the country, the weatherman said.

The meteorological department has forecast rain and thundershowers in western Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Vidarbha in Maharashtra, north Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Orissa and north-eastern states.

Isolated squall is also expected in many places in the region.

The department in its evening bulletin said a low-pressure area that was developed in the east-central Bay of Bengal and coastal areas of Myanmar still persists. However, the chance of its intensification into a tropical cyclone is unlikely.

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands will continue to receive widespread rainfall until Monday.

The following were the maximum and minimum temperatures and rainfall figure in major cities for the 24 hours till Wednesday evening, with figures in brackets denoting deviations from the average:

City Maximum Temperature (C) Minimum Temperature (C) Rainfall (mm)

Delhi 37.9 (-2) 26.8 (+1) Nil
Mumbai 33.0 (0) 26.2 (0) Nil
Chennai 41.6 (+6) 28.4 (+1) Nil
Kolkata 36.5 (+1) 27.4 (+1) Trace
Ahmedabad 41.0 (0) 26.2 (0) Nil
Bangalore 35.6 (+3) 21.5 (0) Nil
Bhopal 40.6 (+1) 24.5 (0) 8.8
Bhubaneshwar 37.8 (0) 27.6 (+1) Nil
Chandigarh 32.2 (-6) 19.4 (-4) Trace
Dehradun 34.9 (-1) 21.0 (0) Nil
Panaji 34.3 (+1) 25.0 (-2) Nil
Guwahati 36.4 (+5) 24.2 (+2) TRACE
Hyderabad 40.2 (+1) 27.5 (+2) Nil
Jaipur 39.6 (0) 25.8 (+2) Nil
Lucknow 39.2 (-2) 23.8 (-1) Nil
Nagpur 43.8 (+1) 25.1 (-3) 4.4
Patna 37.3 (0) 22.5 (+1) Nil
Pune 37.3 (-1) 21.8 (0) Nil
Srinagar 23.6 (+1) 11.5 (+2) Nil
Thiruvananthapuram 32.6 (+1) 25.3 (0) Nil

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