Monday, May 27, 2002, Chandigarh, India




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CHANDIGARH
  • The maximum temperature on Sunday was 33.6C (92.5F) and the minimum 18.0C (64.4F).
    The maximum relative humidity was 83 per cent and the minimum 33 per cent.
  • Sunset: Monday : 07.18
  • Sunrise: Tuesday: 05.22
  • OUTLOOK FOR  MONDAY: Mainly clear sky with partly cloudy in the afternoon or the evening.


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Extremes
Town Max (in Celsius) Min (in Celsius)
Ambala 33.4 19.2
Amritsar 36.9 22.4
Bhuntar 11.5
Hisar 39.9 18.0
Jammu 37.7 26.3
Ludhiana 34.5 20.8
Patiala 33.8 21.4
Rohtak 21.1
Shimla 23.0 10.6
Srinagar 30.8

 

 

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

42

27

0

0

Aurangabad

41

25

0

21

Bangalore

32

20

95

189

Bhopal

42

29

0

38

Bhubaneswar

33

25

0

124

Chennai

39

26

0

21

Dehra Dun

34

19

3

146

Gangtok

18

14

14

940

Guwahati

31

23

4

654

Hyderabad

38

24

6

71

Jaipur

42

27

0

4

Kolkata

37

27

0

161

Lucknow

36

24

0

2

Mumbai

35

28

0

16

New Delhi

39

21

46

49

Panjim

28

0

32

Patna

32

35

0

162

Pune

37

24

0

24

Shillong

23

15

2

571

Thiruvananthapuram

33

25

2

305



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Normal monsoon predicted
Tribune News Service

New Delhi, May 26
Heatwave conditions have abated in Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and Punjab.

Rainfall: Rain or thundershowers have been reported at most places in Haryana, at many places in Himachal Pradesh, at a few places in Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal and at isolated places in Punjab. Weather was mainly dry in the rest of the region. The chief amounts of rainfall in cms are:

Haryana: New Delhi (Safdarjung) 5, Chirag Delhi 4, Ambala, Chandigarh, New Delhi (Palam) and Rewari 2 each and Ballabhgarh, Delhi Ridge, Naraingarh and Thanesar 1 each, Himachal Pradesh: Shimla 2 and Nahan 1 and Uttar Pradesh: Varanasi 2 and Allahabad and Hindon 1 each.

Temperatures: Past 24 hours change; maximum temperatures fell markedly in east Uttar Pradesh, fell appreciably in Haryana, Punjab, west Uttar Pradesh and Uttaranchal and changed a little elsewhere. Departures: They were largely below normal in east Uttar Pradesh, appreciably below normal in Uttaranchal, below normal in Haryana and west Uttar Pradesh, appreciably above normal in Himachal Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir and normal in the rest of the region. The highest temperature in the region was 45.6C recorded at Kota (Rajasthan).

Forecast valid until the morning of May 28: Rain or thundershowers will occur at many places in Himachal Pradesh and Uttaranchal, at a few places in Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab and east Uttar Pradesh and at isolated places in the rest of the region. Isolated thundersqualls are likely in Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and Uttaranchal.

Forecast for Delhi and neighbourhood valid until the morning of May 28: Partly cloudy sky with possibility of rain/thundershower in some areas. Fall in maximum temperature and will be around 35C.

Farmers weather bulletin for Delhi: Forecast valid until the morning of May 28: Light to moderate rain is likely at a few places.

Outlook for the subsequent two days: Decrease in rainfall.

Squall report: New Delhi (Safdarjung) experienced a northerly squall at 22 hours 10 minutes IST yesterday with a maximum wind speed of 95 kmph.

Long range forecast for monsoon rainfall from June to September 2002: The rainfall for the south-west monsoon season for the country as a whole is likely to be normal, thus making the year 14th normal monsoon year in succession. The normal is defined as rainfall with (plus/minus) 10 per cent of its long-period average.

* Quantitatively, the rainfall over the country as a whole for the south-west moonsoon season is likely to be 101 per cent of its long-period average with an estimated model error of plus/minus 4 per cent. 

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