Delhi turns hot and humid, more rains in more areas forecast(All India weather report)

May 24th, 2008 - 10:21 pm ICT by admin  


New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) Residents of the capital woke up to a pleasant Saturday morning as the sky was largely overcast and breeze cool. But by afternoon, the sharp sun and humid air put paid to any hopes of Delhiites of pleasant outings. For the cricket buffs this was a welcome turn though, as the hot sun helped dry the Feroze Shah Kotla Stadium outfield in time for a crucial Indian Premier League match in the evening.

In the National Capital Region, comprising nearby areas in the adjoining states of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and Rajasthan, however, the wet spell of earlier days continued, bringing scattered rains and thundershowers.

Going by the cyclonic weather condition in Jammu and Kashmir, which brought imprerssive showers and rains in the region, more rainfall could be expected in several places in the north and in the Indo-Gangetic plains Sunday and Monday, the weather office said.

The meteorological department in its evening bulletin, in fact, forecast rains and thundershowers in a large geographical swathe stretching from the hills of Jammu and Kashmir and Uttarakhand to the northern plains of western Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Haryana right up to Bihar.

Saturday’s maximum temperature in Delhi was 33.1 degrees Celsius, while the minimum was 23.6 degrees Celsius. There was no rainfall in the city Saturday.

A cool weather prevailed in most parts of the country, as rains and thundershowers continued in the north-east, south and also in parts of central India.

The day’s highest maximum temperature of 44 degrees Celsius was recorded at Nagpur in Maharashtra.

West Bengal, Sikkim, eastern Uttar Pradesh, north Orissa, Bihar, coastal and south interior Karnataka, Kerala and the Lakshadweep Islands will receive rains and thundershowers untill Tuesday, the weatherman said.

Thudershowers are also expected in north and south Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, eastern and western Rajasthan, Goa and southern Maharashtra.

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

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

New Delhi 33.5 (-8) 23.6 (-3) Nil

Mumbai 34.5 (+2) 28.0 (+2) Nil

Chennai 36.1 (-1) 28.0 (0) Nil

Kolkata 34.1 (-2) 27.2 (0) Nil

Ahmedabad 41.3 (+1) 27.1 (0) Nil

Bangalore 32.1 (0) 20.4 (-1) Nil

Bhopal 40.4 (0) 26.4 (-1) Nil

Bhubaneshwar 33.2 (-5) 23. 5 (-3) 0.4

Chandigarh 33.0 (-6) 21.0 (-3) TRACE

Dehradun 29.4 (-7) 18.9 (-3) 12.6

Goa 34.6 (+2) 26.5 (0) Nil

Guwahati 32.3 (+1) 23.4 (0) Nil

Hyderabad 39.0 (+1) 26.0 (0) Nil

Jaipur 39.5 (-1) 19.6 (-6) 14.2

Lucknow 33.4 (-8) 20.9 (-5) 18.4

Nagpur 44.0 (+1) 26.6 (-2) Nil

Patna 34.9 (-5) 26.4 (0) TRACE

Pune 37.9 (+2) 24.6 (+2) Nil

Srinagar 24.5 (0) 12.5 (+2) 0.3

Thiruvananthapuram 32.2 (+1) 24.3 (-1) 1.6

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