Scattered rainfall brings relief (All India weather report)

May 13th, 2008 - 12:58 am ICT by admin  


New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The weather Monday in many parts of the country remained somewhat pleasant as the sporadic rains and thundershowers brought the temperatures down. The rain and thundershowers will continue in Jammu and Kashmir and Himachal Pradesh until Thursday, while Rajasthan will experience dust-storms and thunderstorms, according to the weatherman.

These are likely to lower the day temperatures at many places in the regionm, though the maximum temperature is likely to rise in some places in the north-west and central India.

Sunday’s thundershowers in Shimla and other resort towns of Himachal Pradesh have sharply brought down mercury in these regions, the weather office said.

The unusual cold spell forced many to pull out their woollen clothes in the popular resort town, which is bursting with tourists. The hill state has been experiencing a wet weather spell for past few days.

The country’s highest maximum temperature Monday was recorded at Vijaywada in Andhra Pradesh at 45.8 degrees Celsius.

In the capital, the weather remained somewhat pleasant. The maximum temperature was 40 degrees Celsius and the minimum temperature was 25.6 degrees Celsius.

In central India, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh will continue to receive rains and thundershowers until Thursday. Some parts of these states will remain relatively dry.

The meteorological department in its evening bulletin said the south-west monsoon has advanced further into the southeast Bay of Bengal and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. This development will cause more rainfall in the region.

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands received isolated to very heavy rainfall, according to the weatherman.

Isolated squall is expected in West Bengal, Sikkim, Orissa, Jharkhand, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, eastern Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Himachal Pradesh.

Scattered rainfall and thundershowers are likely in the north-east and southern peninsular region until Saturday.

The following were the maximum and minimum temperatures and rainfall figure in major cities for the 24 hours till Monday evening, with figures in brackets denoting deviations from the average:

City Maximum Temperature (C) Minimum Temperature (C) Rainfall (mm)

Delhi 38.4 (2) 25.6 (0) Nil
Mumbai 33.0 (0) 26.8 (+1) Nil
Chennai 41.1 (+5) 27.8 (+1) TRACE
Kolkata 37.6 (+2) 26.2 (0) TRACE
Ahmedabad 40.0 (-1) 26.2 (0) Nil
Bangalore 34.5 (+2) 22.5 (+2) Nil
Bhopal 37.8 (-3) 25.2 (0) 2.0
Bhubaneshwar 35.8 (-2) 24.8 (-2) 0.3
Chandigarh 36.2 (-2) 20.2 (-3) Nil
Dehradun 33.6 (+1) 18.6 (-1) TRACE
Panaji 34.3 (+1) 25.4 (-2) Nil
Guwahati 35.2 (+4) 23.3 (+1) Nil
Hyderabad 40.0 (+1) 27.0 (+1) Nil
Jaipur 38.8 (-1) 25.0 (0) Nil
Lucknow 39.0 (-1) 23.5 (-1) Nil
Nagpur 42.8 (0) 28.2 (0) Nil
Patna 37.8 (-1) 26.3 (0) TRACE
Pune 36.2 (-1) 22.3 (0) Nil
Srinagar 25.0 (+2) 11.4 (+1) 2.4
Thiruvananthapuram 33.3 (+1) 25.9 (+1) Nil

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