Cold wave conditions to subside in a day or two

Cold wave conditions to subside in a day or two

The unprecedented cold wave condition that had swept across the city since Saturday has began to subside towards Tuesday evening.

According to Met department, the wind pattern is changing from northerly to easterly and under this influence the minimum temperatures in the City will record a steady increase. However, the cold wave condition started to recede towards Tuesday night.

According to Met department, the wind pattern is changing from northerly to easterly and under this influence the minimum temperatures will gradually increase.

B Puttanna, Director, Indian Meteorological Department, Bengaluru, told Deccan Herald, “The cold wave condition started to recede from Tuesday night.

From Wednesday onwards the minimum temperatures will register a steady increase. Despite January being the coldest month as per IMD records, the occurrence of cold wave condition in January is a rare phenomenon.

While the City and other parts of interior Karnataka had experienced a cold wave condition in 2011, 2012 and 2013, it was not experienced in 2014.” According to Puttanna, there is an upper air cyclonic circulation over southwest Bay of Bengal off Sri Lanka coast extending 3.6 kilometres above mean sea level. There is also an interior circulation in the Arabian Sea.

Thus under the influence of these two systems, the wind pattern is changing. Wind is moving from the east to west direction. This will also lead to cloudy sky in some days. So the minimum temperatures will also gradually increase in the next 2-3 days.

Bengaluru recorded a minimum temperature of 14 degree Celsius on Monday.  On Tuesday the minimum temperature dipped further to 13.7 degree Celsius. IMD has forecast a similar temperature for Wednesday too.
DH News Service

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