State headed for a searing summer

The meteorological centre, on Tuesday, warned that the temperature in the State will touch the maximum in the coming months.

Summer is going to get hotter in April and May across the State. The current temperature in the City, which hovers around 34 to 35 degree Celsius, in the next two months is expected to touch the 40-degree mark. Similarly, the current temperature in North Karnataka districts of Bidar, Gulbarga, Raichur and Bellary ranging from 39 to 40 degree Celsius, is seen rising to 42 to 44 degree Celsius.

“The maximum temperatures are above normal at a few places over coastal Karnataka and remain normal over interior Karnataka this month. However, light to moderate rain might occur at isolated places such as Kodagu, Chamrajnagar, Mysore, Mandya, Bangalore Rural, Kolar and Ramanagar districts of South interior Karnataka.

“Even if there is an acute rainfall, the temperatures might not reduce, instead they will increase,” said Director of the Department of Meteorology B Puttanna.

Increased deforestation

“The increased deforestation and environmental degradation are some of the factors leading to the soaring temperatures across the State. People should put in their efforts in restoring the trees and making the place greener,” added Puttanna.

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