Cloudy sky, light rain to continue in city

Cloudy sky, light rain to continue in city

It is not yet winter, but on Wednesday, the weather was quite chilly in the city. People were seen in their winter wear and with umbrellas all through the day.

According to weathermen, the weather which Bengaluru and most parts of Karnataka are experiencing is because of cyclonic storm - Ochki, which is now 60 km away from south Kanyakumari and is moving towards Lakshadweep islands.

Officials at India Meteorological Department (IMD), Bengaluru, forecast that this will continue for the next three days.

"City along with interior Karnataka and coastal areas will experience rain, cloudy sky and drop in mercury level for the next three days," said Sunder M Metri, IMD Bengaluru Director-in-charge.

The maximum temperature at 5.30 pm reported in the city was 27.4 degrees Celsius. The maximum temperatures at HAL and Kempegowda International Airport were 24.5 and 25 degrees Celsius. Trace rainfall (measuring up to 0.1 mm) was reported in the city and at the international airport while 1.6 mm rainfall was reported at HAL airport.

Metri said the formation of systems is common during pre and post monsoon seasons. But this has been at the end of November which is not very common. However the actual rainfall, due to the formation of various systems and northerly winds in November for Bengaluru is 57 mm while the city received a mere 20 mm. This is because just two systems formed during this time.

The city and HAL airport received 0.8 mm rainfall up to 8.30 pm.
Also most parts of the city were plunged into darkness because of the rain and wind.
Intermittent power cuts were reported in most parts of Bengalure. In many areas street lights were also not working.

No fog at airport

After experiencing fog continuously for four days, no fog was reported at Kempegowda International Airport on Thursday. Since the cloud cover was high and due to mist, no fog was reported. However, visibility was 2,000 metres.

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