Mercury continues upward trend in north India

March 20th, 2008 - 8:59 pm ICT by admin  

(All India weather report)

New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) With Holi closing in, the weather in northern India is getting just right for a colour-splash festival. The mercury Thursday continued its upward trend with the day’s high in Delhi at nearly 35 degrees Celsius, four notches above normal. Though Delhiites still enjoy pleasant mornings and cool nights, sudden rise in the maximum temperature has signalled the coming of a strong summer this time.

The minimum temperature was recorded at 19.5 degrees Celsius, four degrees above the normal.

Most parts of the northern plains also saw temperatures being 4-6 degrees above normal. The Met Office said that the current temperature trends are likely to continue for the next two-three days from Thursday.

The weather office said a low-pressure area developed over Arabian Sea is likely to bring widespread rain to Kerala and Lakshadweep.

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 35.4 (+4) 17.7 (+3) Nil

Mumbai 31.8 (-1) 20.4 (0) Nil

Chennai 33.3 (+1) 26.4 (+3) Nil

Kolkata 33.3 (-1) 26.2 (+4) Nil

Ahmedabad 35.3 (-1) 19.5 (+1) Nil

Bangalore 31.0 (-2) 20.3 (+1) Nil

Bhopal 37.1 (+3) 18.0 (+1) Nil

Bhubaneswar 35.3 (0) 24.1 (+2) Nil

Chandigarh 33.6 (+5) 18.0 (+4) Nil

Dehradun 31.4 (+4) 13.6 (+2) Nil

Goa 33.0 (+2) 25.4 (+2) Nil

Guwahati 30.5 (+1) 17.4 (+1) 18.4

Hyderabad 35.9 (+1) 23.6 (+4) Nil

Jaipur 37.2 (+6) 20.2 (+4) Nil

Lucknow 33.4 (0) 19.4 (+4) Nil

Nagpur 38.0 (+1) 24.4 (+5) Nil

Patna 32.8 (0) 19.3 (0) Nil

Pune 36.9 (+1) 17.6 (+2) Nil

Srinagar 18.0 (+4) 6.1 (+2) 1.8

Thiruvananthapuram 26.6 (-5) 23.3 (+1) 31.5

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