No rain for another week in Bengaluru, predicts IMD

Previously, the IMD forecasted 61.7 mm of rainfall, the typical rate, for Bengaluru in April.
Image used for representational purposes only.
Image used for representational purposes only.(Photo | EPS/ Ashwin Prasath)

BENGALURU: Bengaluru’s rain hopes are dashed once again. Eager city residents, buoyed by predictions of a post-Ugadi downpour, will now have to wait for another week for some relief, with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) putting off the likelihood of rain by about a week. The districts of Shivamogga, Hassan and Chikkamagaluru have come under light rain in the past few days.

Though the temperature is not expected to soar in April, there would be no significant relief either, with the IMD forecasting the mercury to remain around 35-36 degrees Celsius.A Prasad, a senior scientist with IMD, Bengaluru, explained, “Rainfall in Bengaluru is determined by the position of the trough and wind convergence. Currently, there is no wind convergence, and the trough’s position is unfavourable, resulting in a delay in rainfall. Bengaluru can expect rainfall if the trough moves eastward in the coming days.”

Previously, the IMD forecasted 61.7 mm of rainfall, the typical rate, for Bengaluru in April. However, with the rains reportedly delayed by a few days, the city is anticipated to receive below-normal rainfall levels.

On April 14, the city recorded 34.5 degrees Celsius, a drop of nearly three degrees. Yet, the maximum temperature has remained above 34 degrees Celsius, which is the usual average for Bengaluru in April.

As per the IMD website, the maximum and minimum temperatures are likely to be around 35 degrees Celsius and 22 degrees Celsius, respectively, on April 15 and 16.

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