BENGALURU: Severe cold wave conditions prevailed in some parts of Interior Karnataka, including Bengaluru, on Tuesday and the same is likely to continue for the next 24 hours, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) said. B Puttanna, director of IMD, Bengaluru, attributed this to an anti-cyclonic circulation over the Gujarat region.
He said Vijayapura recorded a minimum temperature of 6.4 degrees Celsius on Tuesday.
“On January 10, Vijayapura recorded 6.7 degrees Celsius. Similarly, Haveri recorded the lowest minimum temperature of 7 .4 degrees Celsius, its lowest for January in the last 11 years,” he added.
The minimum temperature in Dharwad stood at 8.5 degrees Celsius on Tuesday. In Bengaluru, the minimum temperature was 13.7 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, as against 12.9 degrees Celsius on Monday.
“The situation will continue for the next 24 hours,” Puttanna said.
According to the IMD, a cold wave is when the temperature varies between 7 and 10 degrees Celsius and when it dips below 7 degrees Celsius, it is called a severe cold wave.
- The state did not witness any cold wave in 2014.
- In 2013, a cold wave condition prevailed in isolated parts of North Interior Karnataka (Jan 14-16).
- In 2012, North Interior Karnataka experienced cold wave between January 14 and 15, North Karnataka (Jan 19-20) and South Interior Karnataka (January 15-18).