B'lore sizzles at 37.6 degrees

B'lore sizzles at 37.6 degrees

Gulburga tops at 42 degrees; temperature soars across the country

B'lore sizzles at 37.6 degrees

There is, however, more bad news in store for Bangaloreans, already reeling under a severe water and power scarcity. Met officials said there were chances that the mercury might shoot up later this month. While the temperature will hover around 38 degrees on Monday, officials forecast partly cloudy skies accompanied by thunder conditions by evening or night.

Interestingly, weathermen said that on the same date –April 11 – in 1983, the City temperature had touched 37.7 degrees Celsius. Bangalore’s worst summer day was on April 30, 1931 when the temperature reached 38.3 degrees.

Gulburga was the hottest in the State, recording 42 degrees temperature, on Sunday. Elsewhere in the country – from West Bengal in the east to Rajasthan in the north-west – mercury hovered over 40 degrees. The temperature soared to a scorching 41.6 degrees in Delhi on Sunday, forcing residents to stay indoors as it touched the season’s highest temperature so far.

Hot wind

Sunday’s maximum was six degrees above normal and up by 1.01 degrees Celsius from Saturday’s 40.5 degrees as hot winds blew across the city making it more miserable for those who ventured out. The met department said Sunday’s maximum was the highest for this day in the past five years.

The minimum in Delhi also touched this month’s high at 24.4 degrees Celsius, four degrees above normal. “It is too hot. Driving a motorcycle in the afternoon was a cruel experience for me. The hot winds made it more horrible,” said Sanjeev Verma, a media professional.