Mercury dips to 15 degree in city; more chilly nights likely

Mercury dips to 15 degree in city; more chilly nights likely

The mercury is dipping  in the city, and the weatherman  has forecast more chilly days and nights.

On Tuesday,  until 5.30 pm, the maximum temperature was  27.3 degrees Celsius and minimum 15.3 degrees Celsius. The maximum and minimum temperatures at the HAL Airport and the Kempegowda International Airport were 26.8 and 13.6 degrees Celsius, respectively.

Sunder M Metri, director-in-charge, India Meteorological Department,  Bengaluru, says the minimum temperature  in the winter  dips as the sky remains clear and because of the winds blowing from North India. Presently, the temperature is one degree below normal. It is likely to drop by 1-2 degrees in the coming days.  

Low temperature  and cold winds are two of the most factors  of the winter which is likely to persist until the end of February.  The city witnessed northerly winds on Monday and northeasterly on Tuesday. The maximum temperature will not be high, Metri adds.

Due to a clear sky, the IMD has forecast foggy or misty mornings and evenings. Overall, the weather will remain dry along with a dip in the temperature across the state.  Vijayapura and Bagalkot saw the minimum temperature plummet to 11 degrees Celsius.  

DH News Service

City temperatures since Dec 11:  

Dates     Max        Min (in degree Celsius)

Dec 11:   29.5       17.1

Dec 12:   30          18.5

Dec 13:   28.1       19.8

Dec 14:   27.5       18.4

Dec 15:   29.3       17.1

Dec 16:   28.4       17.5

Dec 17:   26.7       17

Dec 18:   26.7       15

Dec 19:   27.3       15.3

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