Mercury rises, cold on its way out

February 16th, 2008 - 9:59 pm ICT by admin  

(All India weather report)

New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) Millions in Delhi and the northern plains got a welcome respite from the long spell of severe cold as the temperatures rose Saturday and raised hopes of an end to what this year has been a rather severe winter. The minimum temperature in the national capital was nearly 10 degrees Celsius and the maximum was recorded at 25 degrees Celsius. Most of the cities in the northern plains saw similar trends with the clear skies and a maximum temperature around 25 degrees, giving people a welcome relief from the cold.

The Met Office here said that the minimum temperature in the northern plains would rise for the next couple of days till Monday.

The lowest minimum temperature in the plains was 3.2 degrees Celsius recorded at Amritsar in Punjab.

The Met Office has forecast rain or thundershowers for Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh for the next couple of days. The rest of the country will see mainly dry weather.

Light snow or rain is forecast for the Kashmir Valley for Sunday and weatherman said the temperature would remain around the freezing point at zero degree Celsius.

The following are 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)

Delhi 25.9 (+2) 9.5 (-1) Nil

Mumbai 33.6 (+2) 17.0 (0) Nil

Chennai 30.6 (+1) 23.9 (+3) Nil

Kolkata 27.1 (-2) 13.1 (-4) Nil

Ahmedabad 31.8 (+2) 12.4 (-3) Nil

Bangalore 27.3 (-2) 20.0 (-1) Nil

Bhopal 30.0 (+1) 11.2 (-1) Nil

Bhubaneswar 30.2 (-1) 14.1 (-5) Nil

Chandigarh 24.0 (0) 9.4 (0) Nil

Dehradun 23.4 (+1) 8.2 (0) Nil

Panaji 34.0 (+3) 23.0 (+2) Nil

Guwahati 24.0 (-3) 10.8 (-1) Nil

Hyderabad 30.4 (-1) 18.7 (+2) Nil

Jaipur 28.2 (+2) 8.5 (-2) Nil

Lucknow 24.8 (-1) 8.6 (0) Nil

Nagpur 32.1 (-1) 12.5 (-2) Nil

Patna 23.4 (-4) 10.0 (-2) Nil

Pune 33.2 (-1) 16.1 (+4) Nil

Srinagar 9.5 (+1) -0.9 (-1) Nil

Thiruvananthapuram 33.2 (+1) 22.3 (+1) 3.2

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