Brace for another rainy day

Published: 05th December 2012 09:27 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th December 2012 09:27 AM   |  A+A-


What began as a rather quiet day turned into a wet evening, as the city received continuous rainfall on Tuesday.

Bangalore recorded a rainfall of 20.1 mm till 11.30 pm. According to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD)  officials, the presence of a trough of low pressure in the Bay of Bengal is causing a downpour in southern states.

“A trough of low pressure extending up to the South West Bay is causing the rains in Bangalore. This low pressure will not sustain for more than 48 hours and there will not be heavy rains thereafter,” IMD director in-charge, Puttanna said.

Meanwhile, the minimum temperature increased by  three degree Celsius in the state while maximum temperature dropped by four degree Celsius, he added.

Also, minimum temperatures rose at most places in north interior Karnataka and at a few places in south interior Karnataka.

IMD forecasts light to moderate rain at many places in south interior Karnataka and at a few places in coastal and north interior Karnataka. In Bangalore, there would be a few spells of rain and the minimum temperature would be around 19 degree Celsius, the IMD report said.

This change in weather condition (with an increase in temperature during night time) is likely to impact people’s health.

“The temperature fluctuation will aggravate lung infections and worsen the condition of those already suffering from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases (COPD). Respiratory problems like asthma will arise and there is also a risk of flu symptoms which a few people may show,” said Dr Pradeep Rangappa, a doctor at a private hospital in  the city.

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