Mercury on rise in northern plains

April 8th, 2008 - 8:53 pm ICT by admin  

(All India weather report)

New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) Most of the northern cities, which enjoyed a cool and comfortable weather in the last few days, thanks to the unseasonal rain, witnessed a rise in maximum temperature Tuesday. However, the temperatures were still under the normal level of the season, signalling that the scorching days of summer are still away. The national capital, which recorded around 28 degrees Celsius Monday, found the maximum temperature crossing 30 degrees Celsius to reach 31.4 degrees C. However, this was a good four degrees Celsius below the normal for his time of the year.

The minimum temperature in the city was recorded at 19 degrees Celsius.

Though dry weather prevailed in most of the northern cities, the Met Office said a fresh western disturbance was likely to cause scattered showers over western Himalayan region in the coming days.

Southern cities like Hyderabad and Thiruvananthapuram received rainfalls. According to the weatherman, scattered rain would continue in the southern states for three-four days.

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

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

New Delhi 31.4 (-4) 19.0 (0) Nil

Mumbai 33.8 (+1) 22.8 (0) Nil

Chennai 33.0 (0) 24.3 (-1) Nil

Kolkata 33.4 (-3) 22.1 (-2) Nil

Ahmedabad 36.4 (-3) 24.0 (+3) Nil

Bangalore 30.2 (-3) 18.9 (-2) Nil

Bhopal 34.6 (-2) 20.4 (0) Nil

Bhubaneswar 34.5 (-3) 24.0 (-1) Nil

Chandigarh 30.2 (-3) 18.4 (0) Nil

Dehradun 28.5 (-1) 13.7 (-2) Nil

Goa 33.4 (0) 24.7 (0) Nil

Guwahati 33.3 (+1) 19.6 (+1) Nil

Hyderabad 32.0 (0) 22.0 (-1) 1.9

Jaipur 33.1 (-2) 16.6 (-3) Nil

Lucknow 31.8 (-4) 17.7 (-2) Nil

Nagpur 36.0 (-3) 22.6 (0) Nil

Patna 32.5 (-4) 18.1 (-3) Nil

Pune 35.0 (-2) 18.7 (0) Nil

Srinagar 18.4 (0) 6.8 (0) 9.4

Thiruvananthapuram 32.7 (0) 23.3 (-2) 10.8

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