Showers dampen festive spirit

Showers dampen festive spirit

Showers dampen festive spirit
Last-minute Deepavali shoppers had a tough time on Monday as cloudy weather and sudden downpour played spoilsport, bringing vehicular movement to a halt in various parts of the City.

Shoppers were seen running for cover and snail-paced movement of vehicles was reported throughout the day. Commuters driving on ring roads and highways were seen using headlights even during the early morning and afternoon hours. Those using two-wheelers were forced to take shelter periodically because of sudden spells of rain. 

The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast rain for the next two days. Rains lashed the City up to 11.30 pm.

“The weather is so dull and damp. I just do not feel like working especially when there is a long festival week ahead with holidays every alternate day. I had a tough time reaching office and travelling back home” said Jahnabi B, a communications professional.

IMD- Bengaluru Director, Geeta Agnihotri told Deccan Herald that October and November are known for such sudden and prolonged rainfall patterns because of the retrieval of north east monsoons. Temperatures will also begin to dip in the coming days.

 The City on Monday recorded a maximum temperature of 21.5 degree celsius and a minimum temperature of 20.5 degree celsius.

HAL airport recorded a maximum of 21.8 degree celsius and a minimum of 20 degree celsius. The normal maximum and minimum temperatures however are 27 and 19 degree celsius respectively.The City received 24.4 mm rainfall and HAL received 30 mm of rainfall till 11.30 pm.
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