Warm weather continues in northern plains

March 7th, 2008 - 9:52 pm ICT by admin  

(All India weather report)

New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) People in the northern plains continued to brave warm sunny afternoons as the maximum temperature Friday was again 6-8 degrees Celsius above normal in the region. Though the day’s high in most parts of the plains was many notches above normal, the residents enjoyed cool mornings and pleasant evenings.

The maximum temperature in Delhi Friday was around 34 degrees Celsius, seven degrees above normal. But more worrying for the Delhities is the steadily climbing minimum temperature. The day’s low in the national capital was 17 degrees Celsius.

The Met Office has forecast that the current trend will continue till March 10 and then the mercury could fall a bit.

Northwest of the country also saw temperatures above normal. The weatherman has forecast rain in parts of Punjab, Haryana and north Rajasthan after March 9 that could lead to a fall in maximum temperature in the region.

Most parts of the country continued to witness dry weather.

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

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

Delhi 34.7 (+7) 17.2 (+3) Nil

Mumbai 32.9 (+1) 17.9 (+1) Nil

Chennai 32.0 (+1) 22.3 (0) Nil

Kolkata 32.8 (0) 23.7 (+4) Nil

Ahmedabad 36.0 (+2) 19.0 (+2) Nil

Bangalore 31.6 (0) 16.3 (-3) Nil

Bhopal 37.0 (+5) 17.0 (+1) Nil

Bhubaneswar 36.8 (+3) 22.3 (+1) Nil

Chandigarh 30.6 (+5) 16.0 (+4) Nil

Dehradun 29.0 (+4) 13.2 (+2) Nil

Panaji 32.8 (+1) 20.6 (-1) Nil

Guwahati 26.8 (-2) 15.2 (0) Nil

Hyderabad 35.5 (+1) 19.2 (0) Nil

Jaipur 35.7 (+6) 14.4 (0) Nil

Lucknow 29.3 (-1) 14.8 (+3) Nil

Nagpur 37.6 (+3) 19.0 (+2) Nil

Patna 27.0 (+4) 16.1 (-1) Nil

Pune 36.5 (+3) 15.9 (+2) Nil

Srinagar 18.5 (+7) 5.1 (+2) Nil

Thiruvananthapuram 35.4 (+3) 23.4 (-1) 1.4

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