Dry weather, northerly winds causing chill, says weathermen

Bengalureans may be complaining about the cold weather. But weathermen assert that there is no unusual drop in temperature. It is the dry weather and cold northerly winds which are making people feel cold.

According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), the maximum and minimum temperatures recorded on Tuesday were 28.9 and 15.4 degrees Celsius, respectively, in the city. On Monday, the city recorded a maximum and minimum of 28 and 15 degrees Celsius.

“There is just one degree dip from the maximum and minimum (normal maximum and minimum being 28 and 16 degrees Celsius). It is not unusually cold. But people are feeling the chill because it is dry and humidity is less. The cold winds are due to the snowing in some parts of North India,” said IMD-Bengaluru director incharge S M Metri.

He said the cold will continue for some more time, but in the coming days, the temperatures may rise a bit. “There was an upper air cyclonic circulation over the Comarin and Lakshadweep area, which was helping the mercury level to drop. But this disappeared on Monday. So, there will be a marginal relief in the coming days. However, winter will continue till February,” he said.

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