City not experiencing early onset of winter: IMD

According to the India Meteorological Department officials, though it feels like winter is here, it is only a false alarm and this is only a temporary phenomenon. DH file photo

In the last few days, the city has been experiencing hot days and cold nights. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD) officials, though it feels like winter is here, it is only a false alarm and this is only a temporary phenomenon.

On Tuesday till 5.30 pm, a maximum temperature of 30.2 degree Celsius, two degrees above normal, and a minimum of 17.4 degree Celsius, 1.6 degrees below normal, was recorded in the city. 

IMD- Bengaluru director-in-charge C P Patil said that the phenomena is due to the clear sky and dry weather. “Since the sky is clear, there is a dip in the night temperature and a rise in the maximum temperature. There is also a huge difference between the maximum and minimum temperatures. The clear sky has also lead to the formation of fog and mist during morning and evening hours,” he said.

The onset of the northeast monsoon winds has also been delayed. The Met department has predicted its onset by October 26. The rise in the day temperatures and formation of systems is also expected to bring rainfall over the coming week.


Maximum and Minimum Temperatures at Bengaluru (in degree Celsius)

(Source IMD)

DATE MAXIMUM MINIMUM
October 23 30.2

17.4 (up to 5.30 pm)

October 22 27.5 17.4
October 21 29 19.7
October 20 29.3 19.7
October 19 28.7 20.2
Normals 28 19

 

 

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