Friday, May 3, 2002, Chandigarh, India




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CHANDIGARH
  • The maximum temperature on Thursday was 36.4C (97.5F) and the minimum 22.8C (73.0F).
    The maximum relative humidity was 51 per cent and the minimum 14 per cent.
  • Sunset: Friday: 07.01
  • Sunrise: Saturday: 05.36
  • OUTLOOK FOR  FRIDAY: Partly cloudy sky. Possibility of thunder development.


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Extremes
Town Max (in Celsius) Min (in Celsius)
Ambala 38.0 22.2
Amritsar 41.4 23.6
Bhuntar 26.9 11.8
Hisar 25.3
Jammu 24.9
Ludhiana 38.4 21.9
Patiala 37.4 22.8
Shimla 23.8 17.0
Srinagar 08.0
Sundernagar 34.0 16.0

 

 

NATION

Read under headings Max (maximum temperature), Min (minimum temperature), R (rainfall in past 24 hours) and TR (Total rain since October 1):

 

Station

Max

Min

R

TR

Ahmedabad

46

26

0

0

Allahabad

40

28

0

tr

Bangalore

36

22

0

09

Bhopal

44

28

0

30

Chennai

36

27

0

0

Guwahati

29

21

5

373

Hyderabad

40

26

0

18

Jaipur

44

29

0

04

Kolkata

34

28

0

88

Lucknow

38

25

0

tr

Mahabaleshwar

35

27

0

63

Mumbai

34

28

0

15

Nagpur

44

27

0

07

Pune

42

23

0

06

Shillong

20

14

37

300

Surat

43

23

0

4

Tiruchirapalli

38

26

0

2

Thiruvananthapuram

35

26

0

116

Udaipur

44

25

0

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Temperatures fall in Haryana
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 2
Rainfall: Rain or thundershowers have been reported isolated places in Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir. Weather was mainly dry in the rest of the region.

Temperatures: Past 24 hours change: Maximum temperatures rose appreciably in Jammu and Kashmir, fell in Haryana, west Rajasthan and east Uttar Pradesh and changed a little elsewhere. Departures: They were appreciably above normal in Rajasthan, below normal in east Uttar Pradesh and normal in the rest of the region.

The highest temperature in the region was 47C recorded at Phalodi (Rajasthan).

Forecast valid until the morning of May 4: Rain or thundershowers are likely at isolated places in Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Uttaranchal. Isolated dust storm/thunderstorm is likely in Haryana, Punjab, north Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh. Weather will be mainly dry in south Rajasthan.

Farmers weather bulletin for Delhi forecast valid until the morning of May 4: Development of thunderclouds is likely at a few places.

Outlook for the subsequent two days: No large change.

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Dust storm brings respite from heat

Chandigarh, May 2
A high-velocity duststorm, at times touching the speed of 72 km per hour, lashed the city and surrounding areas of Punjab and Haryana this afternoon, bringing the temperature down.

As the dry weather conditions prevailed in the northwest plains, Amritsar turned out to be the hottest place, with the mercury soaring to 41.4C, four degrees above normal. Chandigarh and adjoining areas saw the mercury dipping to 36.4C, one degree below normal. Ambala, Ludhiana and Patiala saw the day temperatures falling by one to two degrees below normal.

Shimla and surrounding areas were lashed by a hailstorm today while Himachals far-flung upper reaches had fresh spells of snow and the lower reaches experienced light rain. Patsio recorded 5 cm of snow during the day. Shimla saw the maximum temperature today dipping to 23.8C, still two degrees more than the normal after 8 mm of precipitation. Srinagar recorded the maximum temperature of 21.2C, one degree below normal after 0.3 mm of rain yesterday. UNI

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