Temperature on the rise in north India (All India weather report)

May 29th, 2008 - 9:59 pm ICT by admin  


New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) Temperature began rising in most of the northern states signalling the comeback of summer after an unusually pleasant spell. The maximum temperature in many central and western Indian cities like Nagpur, Ahmedabad and Bhopal was recorded at more than 40 degrees Celsius Thursday. Nagpur was hard hit by heat wave as the maximum temperature was recorded at 44 degrees Celsius and minimum temperature was 27.4 degrees Celsius.

The national capital went back to the sweltering summer days after an unusual spell of heavy monsoon-like and agreeable weather. The maximum temperature in Delhi was recorded at 38.2 degrees Celsius, while the minimum temperature was 24.2 degrees Celsius.

According to the met office, the weather would remain mostly dry throughout the week, though occasional thundershowers are expected at some places.

Although the temperature is on rise in the north, the eastern and southern states are likely to get rain in the coming days.

According to the weatherman Kerala, Lakshadweep Islands and coastal Karnataka will get thunder showers. However, Andhra Pradesh, another South Indian state is unlikely to get relief from the scorching summer as the the Maximum temperature in many parts of the state is more than 40 degrees Celsius.

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

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

New Delhi 38.2 (-3) 24.2 (-4) Nil
Mumbai 34.8 (+2) 28.0 (+3) Nil
Chennai 37.2 (0) 28.4 (0) Nil
Kolkata 38.1 (+3) 28.5 (+2) Nil
Ahmedabad 41.7 (+2) 27.3 (0) Nil
Bangalore 31.9 (0) 20.8 (0) Nil
Bhopal 42.0 (+2) 28.8 (+2) Nil
Bhubaneshwar 36.6 (0) 28.1 (+1) Nil
Chandigarh 38.2 (-1) 20.0 (-5) Nil
Dehradun 35.3 (-1) 20.8 (-2) Nil
Goa 35.7 (+3) 28.0 (+2) Nil
Guwahati 35.1 (+4) 24.6 (+1) 0.4
Hyderabad 41.2 (+3) 28.2 (+2) 4.6
Jaipur 39.4 (-2) 23.2 (-4) 2.4
Lucknow 40.0 (-1) 24.4 (-3) Nil
Nagpur 44.0 (+2) 27.4 (-1) Nil
Patna 39.7 (+1) 25.2 (-2) Nil
Pune 37.7 (+2) 24.0 (+1) Nil
Srinagar 22.6 (-3) 10.4 (-2) 0.4
Thiruvananthapuram 32.5 (+2) 25.2 (+1) Nil

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