Dry spell continues in north India, thundershower in northeast(All India weather report)

April 27th, 2008 - 8:01 pm ICT by admin  


New Delhi, April 27 (IANS) People in the capital city chose to mostly stay indoors Sunday as the mercury continued to rise in the region, and also across northern and central India. In the Northeast and southern India, however, it was all rain and people braced for more showers. In Delhi, the maximum temperature was 41 degrees Celsius - one degree more than the Saturday’s maximum, while the minimum temperature was 23.6 degrees Celsius. So, though the days are harsh and hot, the nights continue to somewhat cool and pleasant.

“Even if the car’s AC is on, it is not effective in the heat during the day. It forces one to put off all outdoor jobs. In this scorching heat, you don’t feel like going out unless there is something urgent,” said Anup Dutta, a business development executive at a multi-national company here.

“We have to sit in the office and work, but I wonder about those poor people who have to work under the sun to make a living,” Dutta added.

Dry weather conditions prevailed in most parts of northern and central India. Intense heat wave conditions continued in isolated pockets of Punjab, Rajasthan, western Madhya Pradesh and Vidarbha in Maharashtra.

The highest maximum temperature was recorded at Barmer in Rajasthan at 44.9 degrees Celsius.

However, there is good news as well.

A low-pressure area that has developed over the southeast Bay of Bengal Saturday is likely to intensify and will bring rain and thundershower in the adjoining areas.

Met department forecast widespread rainfall in the sub-Himalayan West Bengal and in the seven Northeastern states during the next 72 hours.

Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura, Mizoram, Manipur, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim are expected to receive thundershowers.

In the south, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Tamil Nadu and Kerala are expected to receive thundershower.

The following were the maximum and minimum temperatures and rainfall in major cities for the 24 hours till Sunday morning, with figures in brackets denoting deviations from the average.

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

New Delhi 41.0 (+3) 23.6 (+1) Nil

Mumbai 35.0 (+2) 26.0 (+1) Nil

Chennai 35.1 (+1) 27.1 (0) Nil

Kolkata 34.7 (-1) 27.7 (+2) Nil

Ahmedabad 43.0 (+3) 23.9 (0) Nil

Bangalore 34.6 (+2) 23.3 (+2) Nil

Bhopal 42.7 (+3) 25.6 (+3) Nil

Bhubaneswar 36.6 (-1) 26.4 (0) Nil

Chandigarh 40.6 (+5) 24.4 (+3) Nil

Dehradun 37.2 (+3) 20.9 (+2) Nil

Goa 34.0 (+1) 27.2 (+1) Nil

Guwahati 33.0 (+1) 21.3 (0) 0.5

Hyderabad 38.1 (0) 23.8 (0) Nil

Jaipur 42.0 (+4) 21.9 (-1) Nil

Lucknow 42.3 (+2) 24.2 (+2) Nil

Nagpur 43.0 (+2) 25.0 (-1) Nil

Patna 40.3 (+2) 21.8 (-3) Nil

Pune 39.9 (+3) 22.1 (+1) Nil

Srinagar 19.8 (-1) 6.5 (-2) 0.2

Thiruvananthapuram 32.8 (+1) 24.0 (+3) 2.1

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