It’s hot in north and rain in the east

March 5th, 2008 - 8:15 pm ICT by admin  

(All India weather report)

New Delhi, March 5 (IANS) Millions in the northern plain battled maximum temperatures several notches above normal Wednesday even as the eastern parts of the country experienced some rains. The maximum temperature in the national capital was around 34 degrees Celsius, which was nearly five degrees above normal for this time of the year. While the maximum temperature has been pegged in the 30s for the past week, the minimum has been steadily rising, pointing towards an early arrival of the summer.

The minimum temperature in Delhi was nearly 15 degrees Celsius Wednesday, two degrees above the normal.

The maximum temperature in Rajasthan, Haryana, Delhi, and north Madhya Pradesh remained 4-7 degrees above normal. The weather office forecast the current trend will continue for the rest of the week.

While the northern parts battled heat, eastern parts witnessed rain that brought some relief for the people. Guwahati saw 13.7 mm of rain, as did many other parts of the state and neighbouring areas.

The south Indian states like Tamil Nadu and Kerala and Andaman and Nicobar Islands also would get isolated rain under the influence of easterly waves, the weather office said. Most other parts of the country witnessed dry weather.

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

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

Delhi 33.2 (+5) 14.5 (+2) Nil

Mumbai 31.8 (0) 19.7 (+1) Nil

Chennai 32.6 (+2) 20.7 (-1) Nil

Kolkata 30.3 (-3) 22.8 (+3) Nil

Ahmedabad 35.7 (+2) 14.1 (-3) Nil

Bangalore 31.3 (0) 16.2 (-2) Nil

Bhopal 34.4 (+3) 15.4 (0) Nil

Bhubaneswar 34.1 (+1) 21.5 (+1) Nil

Chandigarh 31.2 (+5) 13.6 (+2) Nil

Dehradun 29.4 (+5) 12.5 (+3) Nil

Panaji 31.7 (0) 21.4 (-1) Nil

Guwahati 24.4 (-5) 14.8 (+1) 13.7

Hyderabad 35.5 (+2) 18.6 (0) Nil

Jaipur 35.2 (+6) 16.6 (+3) Nil

Lucknow 32.2 (+2) 13.6 (+2) Nil

Nagpur 37.4 (+2) 15.7 (-1) Nil

Patna 29.4 (-1) 16.4 (+1) Nil

Pune 35.8 (+2) 14.4 (0) Nil

Srinagar 14.2 (+3) 4.0 (+2) Nil

Thiruvananthapuram 33.3 (+1) 22.0 (-2) Nil

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