Pre-monsoon delay adds heat to Bengaluru summer

Pre-monsoon delay adds heat to Bengaluru summer

Pre-monsoon delay adds heat to Bengaluru summer

There is no respite from the blistering weather for Bengalureans as the pre-monsoon showers have been delayed.

 The city normally gets pre-monsoon showers, also known as mango showers, by end of March or in the first week of April. The pre-monsoon activity has not picked up yet. The soaring temperatures has made the matters worse. People are finding it difficult to beat the heat in the once ‘air-conditioned’ city.

Director IMD-Bengaluru (in- charge) L Ramesh Babu said this is not the first time that pre-monsoons showers were delayed in the city. But this time the temperatures are high. The temperatures are 3-4 degrees above normal during day and night, he pointed.

Cumulonimbus clouds

He, however, said that formation of rain-bearing Cumulonimbus clouds has started. “These clouds bring heavy rainfall. There is a system formation from Marathwada to Cape Comorin area and it is via interior Karnataka and Tamil Nadu up to 0.9 km above mean sea level. If this system intensifies then the city and parts of South interior Karnataka can experience thunder showers by April 20, which would bring down the temperatures.

The IMD officials said, “Since the precipitation is high, we can expect good monsoon rain.
“Unlike last year, when the city recorded 226.5 mm of rainfall in April. But it
rained less during monsoon and retrieving monsoon phases.”

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