Heat wave kills 10 in Orissa, mercury up in north

April 20th, 2008 - 10:43 pm ICT by admin  

(All India weather report)

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) Intense heat wave conditions killed 10 people in Orissa as the temperatures crossed the 42 degrees Celsius mark in the state. Most parts of the northern pains also experienced above-normal temperatures Sunday. The maximum temperature in the national capital rose again to be around 38 degrees Celsius Sunday butr the minimum stayed at a comfortable 20 degrees.

The weather office in its bulletin said that most parts of the northern plains, central India and parts of Rajasthan and Maharashtra had temperatures 3-4 degrees Celsius above the normal.

The Met Office says that the mercury could rise further in the next three days till Wednesday. The highest temperature recorded was 43 degrees Celsius at Malegaon in Maharashtra.

At least 10 people have died of sunstroke in Orissa where the maximum temperature has crossed 42 degrees Celsius in parts of the state, an official said Sunday.

An official of the state revenue control room confirmed the deaths to IANS.

Jharsuguda town in western Orissa recorded the highest 43 degrees Celsius temperature Friday. The town witnessed 42.2 degrees Celsius Saturday.

The maximum temperatures recorded Saturday were in Bhubaneswar, 39.4 degrees Celsius, Cuttack 40.5, Chandbali 39.6, Keonjhar 40.2, Sambalpur 41.2 and Hirakud 41.0 degrees Celsius, he said.

The weather office said, “Scattered rain or thundershowers activity is likely to continue over sub-Himalayan West Bengal, Sikkim, Assam and Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh during next 2-3 days (till Wednesday).”

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.

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

New Delhi 38.0 (+2) 20.0 (-1) Nil

Mumbai 33.7 (0) 24.1 (0) Nil

Chennai 36.4 (+2) 26.9 (+1) Nil

Kolkata 38.1 (+2) 28.5 (+4) Nil

Ahmedabad 39.4 (-1) 24.0 (+1) Nil

Bangalore 35.2 (+2) 23.3 (+1) Nil

Bhopal 39.9 (+2) 20.0 (-1) Nil

Bhubaneswar 39.4 (+2) 26.6 (+2) Nil

Chandigarh 36.6 (+2) 20.0 (0) Nil

Dehradun 34.3 (+2) 17.2 (-1) Nil

Goa 33.1 (0) 24.2 (-1) Nil

Guwahati 32.6 (+1) 22.2 (+2) Nil

Hyderabad 39.8 (+3) 24.4 (0) Nil

Jaipur 38.8 (+2) 18.0 (-4) Nil

Lucknow 39.1 (+1) 21.9 (0) Nil

Nagpur 42.7 (+3) 24.6 (+1) Nil

Patna 39.0 (0) 20.9 (-2) Nil

Pune 38.8 (+2) 19.4 (-1) Nil

Srinagar 24.0 (+4) 7.5 (-1) Nil

Thiruvananthapuram 34.0 (+1) 26.1 (+1) Nil

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