Mercury hits 36.5oC in city, highest this summer

Mercury hits 36.5oC in city, highest this summer

Mercury hits 36.5oC in city, highest this summer

The mercury in Bengaluru is rising with each passing day. On Monday, the city recorded maximum temperature of 36.5 degrees Celsius which, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), is the highest so far this summer. 

The season’s previous highest maximum temperature in the city was 36.3 degrees Celsius recorded on March 22, 2016. The IMD says the mercury is likely to go up in the days to come. The minimum temperature on Monday was 23.8 degrees Celsius. 

The HAL airport recorded maximum and minimum temperature of 35.3 and 22.6 degrees Celsius respectively. The corresponding figures at the Kempegowda International Airport were 35.2 and 20.2 degrees Celsius. 

The maximum and minimum temperature in the city are two degrees above normal. The IMD has forecast a clear sky with an increase in temperature in the coming days. 

The highest-ever maximum temperature in the city was 38.3 degrees Celsius recorded in April 1931. 

The maximum temperature last was year was also 36.5 degrees recorded on April 6. The highest maximum temperature in 2014 was 36.7 degrees Celsius recorded on April 29. The highest for 2013 was 36.8 degrees Celsius recorded on April 8.  

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