Pleasant days continue in north India (All India Weather Roundup)

May 9th, 2008 - 7:33 am ICT by admin  


New Delhi, May 8 (IANS) The reprieve from scorching summer continued Thursday in Delhi and most of the north Indian states, as the maximum temperature remained two to three degrees Celsius below the normal. As mercury further went down in Delhi to 37 degrees Celsius from Wednesday’s high of 39 degrees, people on the streets were in a joyous mood and braved the somewhat mild summer sun without their caps or umbrellas.

The Met Office Thursday forecast the present teend of the weather would continue for at least three more days, thanks to the isolated thundershowers. This was a good news for the people in the northern region.

According to the weather forecast, there is no possibility of the development of heat wave conditions in the northwest and central India for the next five days.

According to the experts, the east and western parts of the country would get scattered rain for the next two-three days. On Thursday, Guwahati received a rainfall of 3 millimetres.

However, if the people in the north enjoyed the slide in the temperature, the southern region suffered the harsh summer sun. Andhra Pradesh’s Ongole recorded 43.5 degrees Celsius Thursday, the maximum temperature in the country. The mercury was well above the normal in southern cities like Chennai, Bangalore and Thiruvananthapuram.

However, the Met Office said the southern region would get some rains in the coming days.

The following were the maximum and minimum temperatures and rainfall figure in major cities for the 24 hours till Wednesday morning, with figures in brackets denoting deviations from the average. City Maximum Temperature (C) Minimum Temperature (C) Rainfall (mm)

New Delhi 36.7 (-2) 24.0 (-1) Nil
Mumbai 33.5 (0) 25.9 (0) Nil
Chennai 40.3 (+3) 26.9 (0) Nil
Kolkata 36.5 (+1) 27.9 (+21) Nil
Ahmedabad 38.3 (-3) 27.8 (+2) Nil
Bangalore 35.5 (+3) 22.2 (+1) Nil
Bhopal 39.0 (-2) 26.8 (+2) Nil
Bhubaneshwar 34.7 (-3) 27.3 (+1) Nil
Chandigarh 38.6 (2) 23.4 (+1) Nil
Dehradun 36.0 (+1) 18.4 (-2) Nil
Goa (Panjim) 33.5 (0) 25.0 (-2) Nil
Guwahati 34.1 (+3) 23.8 (+2) 3.0
Hyderabad 39.9 (+1) 26.1 (0) Nil
Jaipur 37.6 (-2) 25.7 (+1) Nil
Lucknow 39.6 (-1) 23.8 (0) Nil
Nagpur 42.0 (-1) 28.5 (+1) Nil
Patna 38.0 (-1) 25.5 (+1) Nil
Pune 36.6 (0) 22.1 (0) Nil
Srinagar 25.2 (0) 9.8 (0) Nil
Thiruvananthapuram 33.5 (+2) 25.2 (0) Nil

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