Time to bring out winter haute couture

Time to bring out winter haute couture

The City residents, it seems, are waiting for that warmth in the air. Bengaluru has literally turned into an air conditioner-like City for the past couple of days. It’s also to time to bring out the winter haute couture.

Even though the maximum and minimum temperatures in the City were 27 and 17 degrees Celsius, respectively, on Sunday, the chill is in the air in Bengaluru.This is because of the low level cloud cover and the prevailing cool wind, with moisture in the air.

Says B Puttanna, the Director of the Indian Meteorological Department, Bengaluru, “The City is truly enjoying the cold temperatures. It is not winter yet, but already feels like it because of medium and high cloud cover over eastern Karnataka - Kolar, Bengaluru, Ramanagar, Tumakuru and surrounding areas.
There is also good moisture in the air and so the easterly wind which is blowing at a speed ranging between 20-25 kmph is making it feel even more cold.”

Puttanna added, “All this is because of the low pressure area over south-west Bay of Bengal, off the north Tamil Nadu coast which now lies stationed. This phenomenon is prevailing for the last three days and is likely to continue for the next three days. After which, it is likely for the system to move forward and following this, light to moderate rain will occur.”

There is also no fog during early morning and evening hours, but there is mist.

Outskirts colder

The temperatures in the City central are slightly warmer compared to the outskirts.

This is because of the varying green cover. Winter across India is from December-February, but in November also Bengalureans, are enjoying a winter-like season, he added.

On Sunday, HAL airport recorded a maximum and minimum of 25.8 and 17.4 degree Celsius, respectively. The international airport recorded a maximum of 25.4 and minimum of 16.6 degree Celsius.

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