Heat rises in north and central India

April 19th, 2008 - 9:38 pm ICT by admin  

(All India weather report)

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The weather in central and northern India remained dry and warm Saturday, while it continued to rain in the northeast. It was another bright and sunny day Saturday in the national capital with the maximum temperature rising to 36 degrees Celsius, three degrees more than a day before. The day’s low was 20.6 degrees Celsius, normal for this time of the year.

The Indian Meteorological Department in its bulletin has said that Madhya Pradesh and parts of central are facing temperatures above normal.

“Maximum temperatures are 2-3 degrees Celsius above normal over eastern Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Marathwada, Vidarbha and parts of Telangana and near normal over Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh,” the bulletin said.

The weather office has forecast that the temperatures could increase by 3-4 degrees over Rajasthan and parts of Uttar Pradesh by Monday.

“Mainly dry weather is likely to prevail over most parts of the country except Arunachal Pradesh, Assam and Meghalaya where scattered showers are likely during next 2-3 days till Tuesday,” the bulletin said.

Assam’s largest city Guwahati received 7.4 mm of rain Saturday.

Across the country, It also rained in Goa. State capital Panaji recorded 15.5 mm of rain.

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

CityMaximum Temperature Minimum Temperature Rainfall
(C) (C) (mm)

New Delhi 36.0 (0) 20.6 (0) Nil

Mumbai 32.7 (0) 25.0 (+1) Nil

Chennai 35.9 (+1) 27.1 (+1) Nil

Kolkata 36.6 (+1) 27.7 (+3) Nil

Ahmedabad 39.4 (-1) 21.6 (-1) Nil

Bangalore 35.0 (+1) 22.0 (0) Nil

Bhopal 39.0 (+1) 21.0 (-1) Nil

Bhubaneswar 39.2 (+2) 26.1 (+1) Nil

Chandigarh 36.2 (+1) 19.6 (0) Nil

Dehradun 33.4 (+1) 15.2 (-2) Nil

Goa 33.5 (0) 20.5 (-4) 15.5

Guwahati 32.7 (+1) 24.6 (+5) 7.4

Hyderabad 40.3 (+2) 24.4 (0) Nil

Jaipur 36.4 (-1) 17.8 (-3) Nil

Lucknow 37.6 (0) 21.0 (0) Nil

Nagpur 43.0 (+3) 24.7 (+1) Nil

Patna 39.1 (0) 20.0 (-3) Nil

Pune 39.4 (+2) 21.0 (+1) Nil

Srinagar 22.6 (+3) 7.2 (-1) Nil

Thiruvananthapuram 32.3 (-1) 25.8 (+1) Nil

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