Temperature goes up in northern India(All India weather report)

April 22nd, 2008 - 11:48 pm ICT by admin  


New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) The scorching sun is beating down in the northern plains. Many north Indian cities Tuesday witnessed the maximum temperature crossing 40 degrees Celsius, signalling the arrival of gruesome summer. A heat wave is also sweeping some areas in the north and east, leaving several dead. The Titlagarh town in western Orissa recorded a maximum temperature of 44 degrees Celsius. Officials have confirmed that at least 10 people have already died in Orissa in the last one week due to sunstroke.

“The cause of the rising temperature is the dry, hot winds coming in from northwestern India,” Sarat Chandra Sahu, director of the Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre, told IANS.

The national capital recorded a maximum temperature of 41 degrees Celsius, while cities like Nagpur, Bhopal, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Pune and Patna also crossed the 40-degree mark. The minimum temperature in Delhi was recorded at 24 degrees Celsius, two degrees above the normal.

The Met Office forecast that the upward trend would continue in the coming days.

The weatherman also said some parts in Kerala and Tamil Nadu would get isolated rain in the next 48 hours.

The following were the maximum and minimum temperatures and rainfall in major cities for the 24 hours till Tuesday morning, with figures in brackets denoting deviations from the average.

CityMaximum Temperature Minimum Temperature Rainfall
(C) (C) (mm)

New Delhi 41.0 (+3) 24.0 (+2) Nil

Mumbai 35.0 (+3) 26.4 (+2) Nil

Chennai 36.8 (+3) 26.4 (0) Nil

Kolkata 39.3 (+3) 27.5 (+2) Nil

Ahmedabad 40.0 (0) 25.4 (+1) Nil

Bangalore 36.9 (+3) 23.2 (+1) Nil

Bhopal 40.4 (+1) 22.4 (0) Nil

Bhubaneswar 39.1 (+1) 26.5 (+1) Nil

Chandigarh 39.6 (+5) 23.8 (+4) Nil

Dehradun 36.0 (+3) 19.0 (+1) Nil

Goa 33.1 (0) 27.0 (+1) Nil

Guwahati 34.1 (+2) 22.6 (+2) Nil

Hyderabad 40.9 (+4) 22.4 (-2) Nil

Jaipur 40.2 (+3) 22.0 (0) Nil

Lucknow 40.8 (+2) 23.4 (+1) Nil

Nagpur 44.0 (+4) 28.4 (+3) Nil

Patna 40.2 (+2) 23.0 (-1) Nil

Pune 40.6 (+4) 20.8 (+1) Nil

Srinagar 24.8 (+5) 8.4 (0) Nil

Thiruvananthapuram 32.6 (+1) 26.0 (+1) Nil

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