Rising mercury brings summer nearer

March 30th, 2008 - 12:16 am ICT by admin  

(All India weather report)

New Delhi, March 29 (IANS) The mercury continued to rise across north India as most states recorded temperatures above normal Saturday, bringing the scorching Indian summer closer. The maximum temperature in the national capital crossed 35 degrees Celsius - two degrees above normal. The minimum was 20.8 degrees, four degrees above the normal.

Other states like Punjab, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana and even Jammu and Kashmir saw a jump in the mercury.

The Met Office forecast that the northeastern states would get isolated showers in the next few days.

Southern states are also likely to get rain as the influence of a cyclonic circulation over southeast Bay of Bengal and its neighbourhood.

Bangalore Saturday recorded a rainfall of 2.6 mm though most of southern states remained dry.

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 35.5 (+2) 20.8 (+4) Nil

Mumbai 31.6 (-1) 23.2 (+1) Nil

Chennai 33.6 (+1) 26.4 (+2) Nil

Kolkata 37.6 (+3) 25.3 (+2) Nil

Ahmedabad 40.2 (+3) 24.0 (+4) Nil

Bangalore 31.2 (-2) 18.8 (-1) 2.6

Bhopal 37.6 (+3) 20.0 (+1) Nil

Bhubaneswar 37.9 (+2) 25.0 (+2) 0.2

Chandigarh 33.0 (+2) 16.2 (0) Nil

Dehradun 31.3 (+2) 14.0 (0) Nil

Goa 32.4 (0) 24.5 (+1) Nil

Guwahati 33.1 (+2) 20.2 (+2) Nil

Hyderabad 34.3 (-2) 22.5 (+2) Nil

Jaipur 38.0 (+5) 17.1 (-1) Nil

Lucknow 35.8 (+1) 20.3 (+1) Nil

Nagpur 38.1 (0) 24.2 (+3) Nil

Patna 37.4 (+2) 19.6 (+1) Nil

Pune 36.3 (0) 21.4 (+4) Nil

Srinagar 21.8 (+6) 5.6 (+1) Nil

Thiruvananthapuram 32.4 (-1) 24.2 (+1) Nil

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