Summer Rains to Bring Some Respite From Scorching Heat

Published: 11th March 2016 06:54 AM  |   Last Updated: 11th March 2016 06:54 AM   |  A+A-

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: After bearing the sweltering heat for the past few weeks, the state has some reason to cheer. According to the weatherman, isolated thundershowers are likely to lash parts of the state, including the capital,  for the next one week.

“While southern districts up to Ernakulam are expected to receive isolated thundershowers, the northern districts will receive isolated rainfall from March 15,” K Santosh, Director, Meteorological Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, told ‘Express’ on Thursday. While the southern districts would receive thundershowers for a week, it might last only for a couple of days in the northern districts, Santhosh said, adding that the showers were expected to bring some respite from the scorching heat. By the first week of April, most parts of the state would start receiving summer showers, he said. Temperatures have been three to four degree Celsius above normal in Kannur district where a maximum temperature of 38 degrees was recorded. In most parts of the state, the minimum temperature also was two to three degrees above normal. According to the Met Department, there was a notable rise in both the minimum and maximum temperatures during this time of the year. The minimum temperature in most of the districts stood at 27 degree Celsius. The rise in minimum temperature resulted in warmer mornings during the season.

Summer Peaks in Palakkad District

Palakkad: Palakkad district recorded 40 degree temperature on Thursday which is the highest this year. The lowest temperature on Thursday was 26 degree. The temperature on Wednesday was 39 degree.  On February 22, the temperature recorded was 39.5 degree. In 2015, it was on March 13 that 40 degree temperature was recorded for the first time. Subsequently, it touched 40.5 degree on March 18 and 19.  The highest temperature recorded last year was 41 degree. 

Raining Hopes

  • Isolated showers to lash state for next seven days
  • Southern districts to get summer showers for a week
  • Northern districts to receive rainfall after March 15
  • Notable rise in both minimum and maximum temperatures
  • Max temperature at 38 degree Celsius; minimum at 27 degree Celsius


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