Northern plains continue to be warm

March 6th, 2008 - 8:41 pm ICT by admin  

(All India weather report)

New Delhi, March 6 (IANS) People in the north India had another warm day Thursday as the temperatures continued to be 6-8 degrees Celsius above the normal, but the Met Office has forecast some respite from the hot afternoons in the coming days. The maximum temperature in the national capital was around 34 degrees Celsius, which was nearly six degrees above normal for this time of the year. The maximum temperature was around 30 degrees Celsius for the past week.

People in Delhi and surrounding region have packed away their woollens as the minimum temperature has been steadily rising. Delhi saw the day’s low around 16 degrees Celsius Thursday, two degrees above the normal.

The Met Office said temperatures in most parts of the northern plains are 6-8 degrees Celsius above normal and the trend will continue for the next two or three days till Saturday. The mercury is expected to slide down a little after that.

The weatherman has also forecast rain in parts of Rajasthan and northwest India.

Most parts of the country continue to have dry weather with the exception of northeastern states and parts of West Bengal and Bihar. These could see isolated rain or thundershowers on Friday.

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)

Delhi 33.4 (+6) 14.4 (+1) Nil

Mumbai 31.0 (-1) 19.2 (0) Nil

Chennai 32.0 (+1) 23.0 (+1) Nil

Kolkata 33.4 (0) 23.5 (0) Nil

Ahmedabad 34.6 (+2) 15.0 (-2) Nil

Bangalore 31.9 (+1) 16.7 (-1) Nil

Bhopal 36.1 (+4) 16.0 (0) Nil

Bhubaneswar 35.6 (+2) 23.1 (+2) Nil

Chandigarh 30.6 (+5) 13.2 (+2) Nil

Dehradun 28.6 (+5) 13.0 (+2) Nil

Panaji 31.2 (-1) 21.6 (0) Nil

Guwahati 22.8 (-6) 15.2 (+1) Nil

Hyderabad 35.9 (+2) — – Nil

Jaipur 35.9 (+7) 15.2 (+1) Nil

Lucknow 32.6 (+3) 15.6 (+3) Nil

Nagpur 36.8 (+2) 17.9 (+1) Nil

Patna 28.2 (-2) 16.5 (+1) Nil

Pune 35.8 (+2) 16.1 (+2) Nil

Srinagar 17.2 (+6) 6.2 (+4) Nil

Thiruvananthapuram 33.3 (+1) 23.5 (-1) Nil

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