Its official, warm days are here

February 29th, 2008 - 9:42 pm ICT by admin  

(All India weather report)

New Delhi, Feb 29 (IANS) After a brief spell of pleasant weather, people in Delhi and the northern plains perspired Friday as the mercury touched the 30 degrees Celsius mark for the first time since the winter receded. After a long and particularly harsh winter, millions in the country are now bracing themselves for the equally harsh, and longer, summer as temperatures in most parts of north India hovered around 30 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperature in the capital was nearly five degrees C above normal.

But the sting in the winter didn’t go away completely. The minimum temperature in Delhi remained around 10 degrees Celsius. The huge difference between the night and day temperatures brought much discomfort to the people.

The Met Office has forecast the current trend will continue for the next three to four days till Tuesday.

The heat of the plains was also felt in the Kashmir Valley, as Srinagar, reeling under the severe winter till last week, witnessed a day’s high of nearly 16 degrees Celsius - a jump of six degrees above the normal.

The weather office has forecast light snow in parts of Jammu and Kashmir and upper reaches of Himachal Pradesh for Saturday.

Even though the temperatures soared in West Bengal and northeastern states, the weatherman has forecast rain for the region in the next couple of days till Sunday.

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

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

Delhi 30.5 (+5) 10.7 (-1) Nil

Mumbai 37.4 (+5) 15.8 (-2) Nil

Chennai 31.1 (+1) 22.3 (+1) Nil

Kolkata 30.2 (-2) 16.2 (-2) Nil

Ahmedabad 33.7 (+1) 12.3 (-4) Nil

Bangalore 31.4 (+1) 17.0 (0) Nil

Bhopal 31.4 (+4) 13.4 (-1) Nil

Bhubaneswar 31.0 (-2) 20.1 (+1) Nil

Chandigarh 28.6 (+4) 11.2 (0) Nil

Dehradun 26.2 (+3) 12.8 (+3) Nil

Panaji 35.1 (+3) 20.0 (+1) Nil

Guwahati 29.5 (+1) 11.7 (+1) Nil

Hyderabad 32.2 (-1) 17.6 (0) Nil

Jaipur 32.5 (+6) 13.2 (+1) Nil

Lucknow 28.4 (0) 11.4 (0) Nil

Nagpur 34.2 (0) 14.2 (-3) Nil

Patna 27.5 (-1) 11.6 (-2) Nil

Pune 34.0 (+1) 12.2 (-1) Nil

Srinagar 16.6 (+7) 0.7 (0) Nil

Thiruvananthapuram 34.4 (+2) 24.0 (0) 0.1

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