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Thundershowers, rain likely
New Delhi, May 16
Heat wave conditions have abated from rest parts of Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir and Rajasthan and thus abated from entire region.

After rain, mercury drops
Chandigarh, May 16
After snow on the higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh and widespread rains at several places in the northwest yesterday, maximum temperatures plunged upto 8 at many places today as the cool breeze provided respite to the people from the ongoing heat wave.


 

CHANDIGARH
  • The maximum temperature on Wednesday was 34.2C (93.6F)  and the minimum 22.0C (71.6F).
    The maximum relative humidity was 76 per cent and the minimum 30 per cent.
  • Sunset: Thursday: 7.12
  • Sunrise: Friday: 5.26
  • OUTLOOK FOR  THURSDAY: Partly cloudy sky with possibility of rain or thunder showers


 

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REGION

Extremes
Town Max (in Celsius) Min (in Celsius)
Ambala 19.8
Amritsar 37.4 20.0
Bhuntar 30.0 12.4
Hisar 37.2 24.8
Jammu 25.2
Ludhiana 35.4 21.3
Patiala 33.9 21.6
Shimla 23.2 13.9
Srinagar   13.8
Sundernagar 31.5 15.3

 

 

NATION

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

Station

Max

Min

R

TR

Ahmedabad

41

28

0

10

Allahabad

38

23

2

16

Bangalore

35

22

0

372

Bhopal

41

28

0

6

Bhubaneswar

40

27

0

105

Chennai

43

28

0

99

Gangtok

18

16

1

581

Guwahati

33

26

0

368

Hyderabad

41

27

0

76

Jaipur

40

28

0

19

Kolkata

35

27

0

182

Lucknow

37

20

0

17

Mumbai

34

28

0

2

New Delhi

41

24

1

143

Panjim

34

26

0

7

Patna

31

23

1

40

Port Blair

26

23

37

623

Shillong

23

17

0

211

Visakhapatnam

37

31

0

24

 


 

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Thundershowers, rain likely
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 16
Heat wave conditions have abated from rest parts of Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir and Rajasthan and thus abated from entire region.

Rainfall: Rain or thundershowers have occurred at many places in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Uttaranchal, at a few places in east Uttar Pradesh and at isolated places in Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, west Rajasthan and west Uttar Pradesh. Weather was dry in the rest of the region. The chief amounts of rainfall in cms. are: Haryana: Ambala and Thanesar 2 each and Chhachhrauli and Pehowa 1 each, Himachal Pradesh: Bagana and Bhanjar 3 each, Bhang, Pandoh and Solang Nala 2 each and Baijnath, Bhuntar, Jubbal, Kataula, Nadaun, Rampur Bushar and Sundernagar 1 each, Rajasthan: Churu 1, Uttar Pradesh: Bareilly 3 each and Bahraich, Lucknow and Sarsawa 1 each, Uttaranchal: Dehra Dun 4 and Pantnagar 3.

Temperature: Past 24 hours change: Maximum temperatures fell largely in Punjab, fell appreciably in Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir, fell in east Rajasthan, rose in east Uttar Pradesh and changed little elsewhere.

Departures: They were appreciably below normal in east Uttar Pradesh, below normal in Himachal Pradesh and Punjab and normal in the rest of the region. The highest temperature in the region was 43.9C recorded at New Delhi (Palam).

Forecast valid until the morning of May 8: Rain or thundershowers will occur at many places in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, west Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal, at a few places in Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, north Rajasthan and east Uttar Pradesh and at isolated places in south Rajasthan. Isolated thundersqualls accompanied with hail likely in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal. Isolated duststorms/thunderstorms are likely in Rajasthan.

Farmers weather bulletin for Delhi: Forecast valid until the morning of May 18: Light rain or thundershower accompanied with squall (wind speed exceeding 65 km.p.h.) will occur at isolated places.

Outlook for the subsequent two days: No large change.

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After rain, mercury drops

Chandigarh, May 16
After snow on the higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh and widespread rains at several places in the northwest yesterday, maximum temperatures plunged upto 8 at many places today as the cool breeze provided respite to the people from the ongoing heat wave.

The city, which received 1.6 mm of rain during the past 24 hours, was cooler at 34.2C, 4 below normal. The minimum temperature recorded here was 22.0C.

In Punjab, Amritsar recorded a maximum of 37.4C, 2 below normal. The minimum here dipped to 20.0C. Patiala, after getting 3.1 mm of rain, recorded a high of 33.9C, down 6. The low here settled at 21.6C. Ludhiana had a high of 35.4C, also down by 6. The low was recorded at 21.3C.

In Haryana, Hisar, after 1.4 mm of rain, was today much cooler at 37.2C, 5 below normal. The low was recorded at 24.8C. Ambala, after being lashed by heavy rain measuring 22.7 mm and hail last evening, saw the high dip to 33.2, down by 8 from the normal. The low here settled at 19.8C.

Shimla and its adjoining areas, after being lashed by rain preceded by high-velocity winds last evening, recorded a high of 23.2C. The people in bhuntar, which was lashed by 12.4 mm of rain, had a cool night at 12.4C. Sundernagar, after getting 15.0 mm of rain, also had a pleasant minimum at 15.3C. The low at Mandi was recorded at 19.5C.

Other parts of Himachal Pradesh to be lashed by rains were Pandoh, Rampur, Sunni and Kasol.

Yesterday, hill tops in Manali and adjoining Rohtang Pass in Kulu district had snow, bringing a considerable fall in the temperature in the region. Hamta Pass, Deo Tibba Pass, Pirpanjal ranges and Bhrigu Jot had snow last evening, a report from Manali said.

Srinagar, the summer Capital of Jammu and Kashmir, had a minimum of 13.8C today. Jammu, its winter capital, however, had a much higher minimum at 25.2C.

Delhites too enjoyed some light showers. Palam recorded a low of 24.0C after getting 1.5 mm of rain. Safdarjung was a degree cooler at 23.9C after 0.8 mm of rain.

Meanwhile, the Weather Department here attributed the current change in weather to the upper air cyclonic circulation which lies over Haryana adjoining northeast Rajasthan and south Punjab extending upto 1.5 km above sea level.

The forecast valid over the next 48 hours is rain or thunder storm at many places in Himachal Pradesh and Haryana and at a few places in Punjab. Hailstorm or thunder squalls with a wind speed exceeding 45 kmph has been predicted at isolated places in the region. UNI

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