Mercury on the rise in north India

April 12th, 2008 - 11:34 pm ICT by admin  

(All India weather report)

New Delhi, April 12 (IANS) The mercury continued its upward trend Saturday in northern India with the temperature in the national capital recorded at nearly 36 degrees Celsius. Delhi had a sunny and warm day as the maximum temperature was at 36.5 degrees Celsius. But what is more worrying for the Delhities is that the minimum temperature was at nearly 24 degrees Celsius, about five degrees above the normal.

Most parts of the northern plains had temperatures above 35 degrees Celsius.

Many parts of Orissa were in the grip of a heat wave as the mercury crossed the 40-degree mark Saturday. The maximum temperature was recorded in Cuttack city at 40.6 degrees Celsius.

“A heat wave is gripping many parts of the state with at least two towns Saturday witnessing temperatures of over 40 degrees,” an official of the Bhubaneswar Met Office told IANS.

The western Orissa town of Jharsuguda recorded 40.4 degrees Celsius and Cuttack saw the day’s high at 40.6 degrees Celsius, he said. Similarly, at least five towns recorded over 39 degrees Celsius temperatures.

The weather trend is likely to continue in the coming days and the climate will remain dry in most parts of the state, he said.

Most parts of the country remained dry Saturday, except parts of southern peninsula. The Met Office has forecast that extreme southern peninsula may receive more rain in the next three-four days from Saturday.

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

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

New Delhi 36.5 (+1) 24.8 (+5) Nil

Mumbai 37.0 (+4) 24.1 (+1) Nil

Chennai 35.1 (+2) 26.4 (0) Nil

Kolkata 39.0 (+3) 26.2 (+1) Nil

Ahmedabad 39.5 (0) 23.3 (0) Nil

Bangalore 32.8 (-1) 19.7 (-1) Nil

Bhopal 38.9 (+2) 22.1 (+1) Nil

Bhubaneswar 40.2 (+3) 24.7 (0) Nil

Chandigarh 35.8 (+2) 21.6 (+4) Nil

Dehradun 33.6 (+3) 21.5 (+5) Nil

Goa 34.1 (+1) 25.6 (+1) Nil

Guwahati 35.0 (+3) 21.5 (+1) Nil

Hyderabad 36.3 (-1) 22.5 (0) Nil

Jaipur 39.8 (+4) 22.0 (+1) Nil

Lucknow 38.6 (+2) 21.2 (+2) Nil

Nagpur 41.0 (+2) 22.9 (0) Nil

Patna 39.0 (0) 22.4 (0) Nil

Pune 38.6 (+2) 19.8 (+1) Nil

Srinagar 20.7 (+1) 10.2 (+3) 1.0

Thiruvananthapuram 31.7 (-1) 24.9 (0) Nil

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