Bengaluru is getting hot under the collar

 For the third consecutive summer, the maximum temperature recorded in Bengaluru Urban district has exceeded 38 degrees Celsius.

Published: 22nd March 2017 01:26 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd March 2017 07:47 AM   |  A+A-

A woman arranges clay water pots for sale on Outer Ring Road near Kadirenhalli Cross in the city. The pots cost anywhere between C250 and C400 | jithendra M

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: For the third consecutive summer, the maximum temperature recorded in Bengaluru Urban district has exceeded 38 degrees Celsius. The temperatures in the central business district and parts of the old city hovered around 36 degrees Celsius — which is three degrees above normal.

According to Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Cell (KSNDMC), the maximum temperature recorded in Bengaluru Urban district for the month of March this year was 38.2 degrees C at Dasanapura in Bengaluru North taluk on Monday. 

Within BBMP limits, the highest temperature was recorded near Kengeri at 37.8 degrees C on Monday. On Tuesday, the city recorded a maximum temperature of 33.6 degrees C while the minimum ws 22.4 degrees C.

However, temperatures in the city are expected to come down in the next two days, with some showers being forecast.

Speaking to Express, Sundar Metri, Director, IMD-Bengaluru said that while the average temperature for March was 33 degrees C, temperatures in several parts of Karnataka have been about 2-3 degrees C above normal.

Due to such conditions, the likelihood of showers ahead of the monsoon season could increase. “For instance, on Monday, temperatures were high. This resulted in a system, which will create overcast conditions and also cause rainfall in some places,” he added.

Rains expected
While some parts of south-interior Karnataka received showers on Tuesday, rain is likely in the region over the next two days. Bengaluru Urban district, parts of Tumakuru, Chamarajanagar and others will experience spells of rain. 

“As a result, temperatures may come down a little over the next few days,” SSM Gavaskar, scientist at KSNDMC, said. To a question, he said the summer is likely to be harsh again this year. 
“Even IMD has forecast similar conditions in the coming months, prior to the monsoon season,” he added.

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