Downpour at dawn cools city; more rain forecast

Downpour at dawn cools city; more rain forecast

Bengalureans woke up to a clod, rainy and windy Tuesday morning. India Meteorological Department (IMD) officials have forecast similar weather conditions in the days ahead.

According to IMD records, till 8.30 am on Tuesday, the city received 5.7 mm rainfall, while HAL airport received 4 mm rain. Kempegowda International Airport received a total of 5.4 mm rainfall.

Till 5.30 pm on Monday, the city received trace rainfall while HAL and the international airport did not receive rain.

The cloudy sky and rain led to a drop in maximum and minimum temperatures also. The maximum and minimum temperatures at 5.30 am on Monday were 32.8 and 21.4 degrees Celsius respectively. This was less than the normal maximum and minumum of 34.2 and 22.1 degrees Celsius, respectively. The maximum and minimum temperatures at HAL airport at 5.30 pm were 34.8 and 21.4 degrees Celsius.

On Monday, till 5.30 pm, the city had received trace rainfall (measuring upto 0.1 mm), while HAL airport had received 36.3 mm and international airport had received no rainfall.

IMD officials have issued a warning of thundershowers and gusty winds for the next two days for Bengaluru and other parts of south interior Karnataka.

This is because of the formation of various systems and local factors.

The officials state that there is a trough at 1.5 km above mean sea level from south Chhattisgarh to south Tamil Nadu across Telangana
and south interior Karnataka. There is also a low pressure area over north Andaman Sea and neighbourhood with associated cyclonic circulation extending upto 3.1 km above mean sea level.

Officials at the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) control room said that despite the heavy rainfall, no complaints were received on Tuesday morning.