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Rain brings chill in air, today could be no different

Bengaluru, DH News Service, Apr 21 2017, 1:31 IST
The city weather cooled down following the unseasonal rainfall on Thursday evening. DH PHOTO

The city weather cooled down following the unseasonal rainfall on Thursday evening. DH PHOTO

Cool weather persisted in the city as several areas experienced rainfall on Thursday afternoon, which continued intermittently into the late evening.

According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), the city recorded 0.6 mm of rainfall at 5.30 pm, which increased to 1 mm at 8.30 pm. HAL airport recorded 0.4 mm of rainfall but no rain was recorded at the Kempegowda International Airport.

Sundar M Metri, in-charge director, IMD Bengaluru, said similar weather conditions would prevail on Friday, with cloudy skies, rainfall and thundershowers towards the evening and night.

The rainfall brought relief from the heat and brought down temperatures. Maximum temperature in the city was 35.2 degrees Celsius and minimum 23.9 degrees Celsius. At the international airport, maximum temperature was 35.2 degrees Celsius and minimum 24 degrees Celsius while at the HAL airport, maximum temperature was 34.8 degrees Celsius and minimum 23 degrees Celsius. Temperatures are expected to remain in this range on Friday, too. The rain was accompanied by thunder in some areas, and wind speed was 30 kmph at 3.45 pm.

The Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) control room received many calls regarding damage to trees. Six trees came down in Remco Layout, RPC Layout, Sunkadakatte and Basaveshwaranagar. Fifteen tree branches fell in Nandini layout, Basaveshwaranagar, Attiguppe, Vijayanagar, NR Colony, Bapuji Nagar and other places.

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