Showers expected on April 17 and 18

Showers expected on April 17 and 18

It is not just in Bengaluru, experts say that rise in temperature is common across the country.

The rising mercury levels in the city are leaving many citizens with severe health issues.

The tropic arrived in the city as early as February this year. With the temperature touching 38 degrees already, we have another one-and-half month of summer left to go.

Metrolife enquired the India Meteorological Department (IMD) on what the rest of the summer holds for the city.

Geeta Agnihotri, director-in-charge, says that it is quite common for the temperature to soar across the country during the summer months. And when it comes to Bengaluru, it is the same too.

She adds, “In 2016, we recorded a temperature as high as 39.2 degrees (which is the highest ever record). But as the season progresses, the hot spells are followed by thunderstorms and rain, bringing down the temperature.”

Regardless of the early arrival of summer, the weather expert says that the season officially recorded from March to May.

Geetha forecasts the city’s temperature to hit to 37 degrees, “I am expecting a good spell of rain on April 17 and 18 in the southern part of Karnataka.”

Other States

Over the years, India witnessed a significant rise in temperature. This year, parts of Central India and Maharastra have already touched a searing 42 degrees.

“In the month of March, the Telangana region also had a temperature of 40 degrees, which is pretty high,” Geeta mentions.

Season of mangoes

Apart from the heat, the season also brings mangoes. Though the year started with the fruit being expensive due to lack of rainfall, B N Prasad, MD, HOPCOMS, is hopeful to get a good yield in the next 10 to 15 days.

“If we would have got some rain before Ugadi, the yield would have been better. April 25 to June end will be a good time for mangoes — both in produce and in prices,” he told Metrolife.