Winter sets in early, to stay longer this year

Winter sets in early,  to stay longer this year

Misty mornings and evenings indicate the onset of winter in the city. The weather office is predicting a prolonged winter this time.

The India Meteorological Department on Friday attributed the early winter to the delayed arrival of the north-east monsoon.

Late by about 20 days, the north-east monsoon is expected in a week.

Systems are forming in south-west Bay of Bengal, indicating that the south-west monsoon is moving away, said L Ramesh Babu, director in charge, India Meteorological Department, Bengaluru.

Fog or mist is occurring in the mornings and evenings. A clear sky is helping temperatures dip as evening falls, he said.

Chilling out

The minimum temperature in Bengaluru is already a degree lower than normal, the weather office said.

On Thursday, the minimum temperature was 20.4 degrees Celsius, 1.4 degree below normal.

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