Sudden showers bring respite

Sudden showers bring respite

 Sudden showers, accompanied by thunder and lightning, brought much-needed respite and comfort to the City that was sizzling under the scorching summer lately.

 

That the City, according to Indian Meteorological Department officials, would witness “mango showers” for next couple of days, cooling temperatures down, was indeed like manna from heaven.  

Of course, the officials had a rider for the cool forecast. According to them, the City will have to brace up for the summer heat that will thereafter intensify. IMD Bangalore Director B Puttanna said Bangalore will receive heavy rainfall for next two days. This is because of the presence of upper air cyclonic circulation over Lakshadweep area which two days ago was extending from mean sea level upto 1.5 km above sea level is now above 1.5-3.5 km above sea level.  

Another factor was upper air trough across south Tamil Nadu which is also affecting south interior Karnataka and interior Tamil Nadu. These two systems are resulting in rainfall in coastal Karnataka and south interior Karnataka. “It is also possible Bangalore could experience hailstorms, coupled with squally winds and thunder showers. These showers are common in April and improve the harvest for mangoes,” he added. The two hours of rainfall reduced air temperature by 10 degree Celsius. 

City recorded 9.2 mm rainfall, Yelahanka recorded 35.2 mm rainfall and HAL airport recorded 1.8 mm of rainfall. The City temperature also dipped. Wind speed was recorded at 34 kmph. City maximum was 33.8 degrees Celsius and minimum was 22.4 degrees Celsius. On Tuesday, maximum temperature in the City was 36.8 degrees Celsius. 

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