Heavy rain continues in south India

March 24th, 2008 - 7:57 pm ICT by admin  

(All India weather report)

New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) Heavy rain continued in several southern cities Monday and even disrupted the net practice of Indian and South African cricket teams ahead of Wednesday’s Test match at M.A. Chidambaram Stadium at Chennai. Chennai received 1.2 millimetres of rainfall. The Met office in Chennai said a shallow depression has developed in the Bay of Bengal and may result in intermittent showers till Wednesday, which may affect the Test match.

Other south Indian cities like Thiruvananthapuram and Hyderabad also experienced heavy rains.

According to the weatherman, south and interior Karnataka and coastal Andhra Pradesh would get thundershowers till Tuesday.

However, temperature recorded slight increase in several north Indian cities, including the national capital.

The maximum temperature in Delhi was recorded at 34.4 degrees Celsius, two points above the normal level, while the minimum temperature was 16.8 degrees Celsius, a degree above normal.

The weather department forecast dry weather in most of the north Indian cities in the next few days. However, West Bengal and Orissa are likely to receive some rainfall Tuesday.

Kolkata got 1.4 mm of rain while Bhubaneswar recorded 4 mm Monday.

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

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

New Delhi 34.4 (+2) 16.8 (+1) Nil

Mumbai 32.0 (-1) 23.7 (+3) Nil

Chennai 32.1 (0) 25.7 (+2) 1.2

Kolkata 30.0 (-5) 24.9 (+3) 1.4

Ahmedabad 38.9 (+2) 21.9 (+2) Nil

Bangalore 29.5 (-5) 20.3 (0) Nil

Bhopal 34.0 (-1) 18.4 (0) 11.6

Bhubaneswar 34.2 (-2) 23.1 (+1) 4.0

Chandigarh 34.0 (+4) 17.8 (+3) Nil

Dehradun 32.3 (+4) 15.3 (+2) Nil

Goa 34.7 (+3) 24.6 (+1) 12.1

Guwahati 28.5 (-3) 18.6 (+2) Nil

Hyderabad 23.2 (-2) 21.0 (0) 6.52

Jaipur 35.2 (+3) 18.4 (+1) Nil

Lucknow 36.2 (+2) 18.4 (+2) Nil

Nagpur 25.4 (-2) 20.0 (0) Nil

Patna 33.1 (-1) 21.3 (+3) Nil

Pune 32.8 (-3) 20.4 (+4) Nil

Srinagar 22.0 (+7) 4.9 (0) Nil

Thiruvananthapuram 25.0 (-8) 23.0 (-1) 8.5

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