Mercury rising in northern India

March 27th, 2008 - 8:29 pm ICT by admin  

(All India weather report)

New Delhi, March 27 (IANS) The mercury is steadily on the rise in the northern plains bringing the notorious gruelling summer closer every day. The maximum temperature in the national capital Thursday was around 34 degrees Celsius, continuing the region’s spell of pleasant weather. But what is more worrying for the residents is the increase in the day’s low at around 20 degrees Celsius, a jump of nearly four degrees above normal.

The Met Office on its website said most parts of northwest and northern plains saw temperatures four to six degrees Celsius above normal, suggesting the advent of the summer eaelier than normal.

The maximum and minimum temperatures could rise by around 1-3 degrees Celsius in the next couple of days from Thursday, the Met Office said.

The heavy showers in the southern peninsula abated somewhat but isolated pockets of the peninsula received some rain. The southern cyber capital city of Bangalore recorded 18.0 mm of rain while Hyderabad had just 5 mm.

The Met Office has forecast that northeastern parts of the country could get more rain in the coming days till Sunday. Most parts of the country would have dry weather.

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 34.6 (+2) 20.8 (+4) Nil

Mumbai 31.0 (-2) 22.9 (+1) Nil

Chennai 32.7 (+1) 25.4 (+1) Nil

Kolkata 35.1 (0) 25.6 (+3) Nil

Ahmedabad 37.9 (+1) 23.0 (+3) Nil

Bangalore 30.9 (-2) 19.0 (-1) 18.0

Bhopal 37.1 (+1) 25.9 (+2) Nil

Bhubaneswar 35.5 (+1) 21.0 (+2) Nil

Chandigarh 33.4 (+3) 18.0 (+3) Nil

Dehradun 31.9 (+3) 15.6 (+2) Nil

Goa 31.3 (-1) 24.0 (0) Nil

Guwahati 28.2 (-2) 20.0 (+2) Nil

Hyderabad 33.0 (+3) 21.8 (+1) 5.5

Jaipur 36.2 (+3) 16.7 (-1) Nil

Lucknow 35.0 (+1) 17.0 (+2) Nil

Nagpur 36.4 (-2) 20.8 (0) Nil

Patna 35.1 (0) 19.6 (+1) Nil

Pune 35.0 (-1) 19.5 (+2) Nil

Srinagar 19.3 (+3) 5.3 (0) Nil

Thiruvananthapuram 32.6 (0) 23.6 (0) Nil

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