BANGALORE: The burst of thundershowers experienced twice this week has heralded the start of the much-awaited pre-monsoon showers for Bangalore.
The city has been sizzling due to the soaring temperatures, that touched 38 degree Celsius recently. However, this brings with it bad news for the Indian Premier League (IPL) lovers as there are over four matches yet to be played at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.
“More rains are expected this week. Today (April 28) also we have forecast thunderstorms with rains. The maximum temperature will be 34 degree Celsius and minimum temperature will be 22 degrees,” said Director of Meteorological (MET) Department Puttanna. The MET department will be updating the forecast every 12 hours.
IPL lovers, however are not very pleased. With the last match between the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) being washed out, more such results at the Chinnaswamy Stadium are expected. The MET department said, “There are chances that rain will continue this week and through the next week.”
“It is not fair. All through April we wanted the skies to pour, but we were left sweating in the heat and now when its finally raining in Bangalore, we stand to lose the most entertaining sporting event of the year. I guess it’s true that you cannot get the cake and eat it too,” said Sukanya Balaji, a student.
A Chennai Super Kings supporter, Suraj Kumar too is praying that it does not rain on April 28, when his favourite team will be playing at Bangalore’s Chinnaswamy Stadium, against Kings XI Punjab. “I hope it doesn’t rain today because all these matches now are deciding games. One bad game can put a team far behind in the tournament,” he sighed. With this mounting worry of rain proving spoilsport and very little time left for organisers to shift venues, it sure seems like the rains have come at a cost for those Bangaloreans, who love the game and the rains.