Late evening rain has cooling effect on scorching Bengaluru

Late evening rain has cooling effect on scorching Bengaluru

Meteorological dept forecasts thundershowers till March 11

Late evening rain has cooling effect on scorching Bengaluru

After weeks of soaring temperatures, the late evening showers on Monday brought some relief to Bengaluru residents. This phenomenon will continue for a week as the India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast moderate to heavy showers over south interior Karnataka.

Maximum temperature recorded in the city on Sunday was 34.5 degree Celsius and humidity was 64%.

The city, on Monday, recorded a maximum temperature of 33.1 degree Celsius and the minimum was 23.8 degree Celsius, against the normal maximum of 32 degree Celsius and minimum of 19 degree Celsius.

Sundar M Metri, director in-charge, IMD-Bengaluru told DH that there was a trough at mean sea level on south west Bay of Bengal which had extended from Camorin to Chhattisgarh, across interior Tamil Nadu, Rayalseema and Telangana. There is also an upper air cyclonic circulation over Lakshadweep and its neighbourhood area, moving towards north interior Karnataka, across Telangana and Tamil Nadu. These winds create low atmospheric pressure, resulting in rainfall in the city and other parts of south interior Karnataka.

The IMD has forecast thundershowers till March 11. The relative humidity has also increased, which will help in getting rain, said Metri. He said due to the presence of cloud cover, the maximum temperature will decrease and minimum temperature will increase, because of Earth’s radiation.

Following rains, there were incidents of tree fall in the city. According to the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike, there was tree fall on Swagath Garuda Main Road near Tilaknagar and Sankey Main Road in Sadashivanagar. However, no major damage was reported in these places, according to officials.

Late in the night, a tree fell on a streetlight in Chamarajpet. This also left a car damaged. Several two-wheelers skidded near Jayanagar and surrounding areas which witnessed rainfall. The riders escaped with minor injuries. The traffic was disrupted in and around Majestic, in turn affecting the movement of BMTC buses.