Mercury Rising: It’s Time to Put Away Your Winter Wear

Published: 30th January 2015 05:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th January 2015 05:59 AM   |  A+A-

BENGALURU:The winter-summer transition month is upon us, and the temperature is  expected to rise through the month of February.

B Puttanna, director of the Meteorology Department, told Express that it will get hotter with each passing day as long as there are no unexpected clouds and low pressure areas.

He said after February 15, the transition will become quicker, with winter officially coming to an end. There will be a minimum rise of two degrees in the average temperature, and possibly, up to five degrees in the average day temperature.

After March Equinox (March 20, when the day and night will be of equal duration), the days will become longer and the nights warmer and shorter.

There will be more solar radiation and as a result, hotter days.

 “This happens every year and it will happen this year too,” Puttanna said.

The temperature is expected to keep rising through March and peak in April.

The average minimum and maximum temperatures in January are 15 and 27 degrees Celsius  respectively, and in February, they are 17 and 29 degrees Celsius.


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