Heat wave in central India, mercury dips in Delhi

April 17th, 2008 - 9:39 pm ICT by admin  

(All India weather report)

New Delhi, April 17 (IANS) It was a bright and sunny day in Delhi as the national capital welcomed the Olympic torch relay with a pleasant weather even though the central parts of the country saw heat wave conditions. The day was perfect in the national capital for a jog with the Olympic flame as the maximum temperature was around 37 degrees Celsius. The day’s low was at 20.4 degrees Celsius.

Meanwhile, intense heat wave conditions prevail in parts of central India, Vidharbha and eastern Uttar Pradesh.

The Met Office in its weather bulletin said, “Maximum temperatures are 40-43 degrees Celsius over Madhya Pradesh, Vidarbha, eastern Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and adjoining states of Orissa and Jharkhand. The temperatures are 2-4 degrees above normal.”

But the weather office added that the mercury may dip one or two degrees Celsius in the region in the coming days.

It was wet again in the northeastern states with the temperature below normal in most parts of the region. The weather office has forecast more rain for northeastern states and parts of West Bengal and Sikkim.

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

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

New Delhi 37.2 (+1) 20.4 (-1) Nil

Mumbai 32.0 (-1) 23.2 (-1) Nil

Chennai 34.1 (+1) 26.3 (0) Nil

Kolkata 33.2 (-3) 27.4 (+2) Nil

Ahmedabad 38.5 (-1) 22.7 (0) Nil

Bangalore 34.5 (+1) 23.0 (+1) Nil

Bhopal 40.1 (+2) 24.0 (+3) Nil

Bhubaneswar 37.0 (0) 27.1 (+2) Nil

Chandigarh 35.0 (0) 16.6 (-3) Nil

Dehradun 26.6 (-6) 12.1 (-5) 2.2

Goa 35.2 (+2) 25.5 (0) Nil

Guwahati 31.1 (-1) 22.2 (+2) 2.0

Hyderabad 38.0 (+1) 24.8 (+1) Nil

Jaipur 38.8 (+2) 20.0 (-1) Nil

Lucknow 40.8 (+3) 22.4 (+1) Nil

Nagpur 42.6 (+3) 24.7 (+1) Nil

Patna 35.8 (-3) 25.6 (+3) Nil

Pune 39.2 (+2) 21.1 (+1) Nil

Srinagar 12.0 (-8) 3.6 (-4) Nil

Thiruvananthapuram 32.7 (+1) 24.0 (-1) 8.2

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