Mercury drops in northern plains, east India has rain

February 25th, 2008 - 8:48 pm ICT by admin  

(All India weather report)

New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Delhi and the surrounding areas continued to experience warm weather Monday, but the day saw a small drop in the mercury. True to the Met Office forecast, temperatures fell Monday by two to three degrees but it was not enough to ruffle the residents of the national capital.

The maximum temperature was around 26 degrees Celsius, down three notches from Sunday, while the minimum was around 11 degrees Celsius, down a good four degrees Celsius from the 15 degrees Celsius a day before.

Weatherman Sunday forecast that due to the strong presence of the northwesterly winds there could be a further fall in the day and night temperatures in the northern plains for the next 48 hours till Wednesday. Temperatures would rise gradually thereafter.

Northeastern parts could see rain or thundershowers in Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya and Sikkim. Rain has been forecast for Orissa and West Bengal too.

A mild tremor shook the Kashmir Valley, causing panic among the residents here.

“A mild tremor was felt here at 12.55 p.m. We are working out the magnitude and other details of the quake,” G.R. Rather, meteorologist at the weather office, told IANS.

“No damage has so far been reported from anywhere,” he said.

State capital Srinagar saw 8.3 mm of rain, with more snow and rain forecast for the coming days.

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)

Delhi 26.5 (+1) 11.0 (-1) Nil

Mumbai 28.5 (-3) 15.5 (-3) Nil

Chennai 31.2 (+1) 20.9 (-1) Nil

Kolkata 31.1 (0) 21.2 (+3) Nil

Ahmedabad 30.4 (-2) 15.0 (-1) Nil

Bangalore 31.4 (+1) 17.9 (+1) Nil

Bhopal 30.2 (0) 15.2 (+1) Nil

Bhubaneswar 32.8 (0) 18.7 (-1) Nil

Chandigarh 25.0 (0) 12.0 (0) Nil

Dehradun 24.0 (+1) 9.1 (+1) Nil

Panaji 31.6 (+1) 20.5 (0) Nil

Guwahati 28.8 (+1) 15.5 (+2) 2.0

Hyderabad 34.0 (+1) 20.5 (+3) Nil

Jaipur 27.2 (0) 12.2 (0) Nil

Lucknow 26.8 (-1) 13.6 (+3) Nil

Nagpur 35.4 (+1) 17.3 (0) Nil

Patna 28.9 (0) 15.2 (+1) Nil

Pune 35.6 (+3) 13.3 (0) Nil

Srinagar 9.0 (-1) 1.9 (+1) 8.3

Thiruvananthapuram 33.4 (+1) 22.9 (0) Nil

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