Haveri, Ballari singe at 42O C

Haveri, Ballari singe at 42O C

Haveri, Ballari singe at 42O C

 Sweltering summers is not unusual in Hyderabad-Karnataka region. But this year, the Bombay-Karnataka districts too are experiencing boiling hot weather. Heatwave-like condition is prevailing in many districts with mercury going past 40 degrees Celsius.

As per the observations recorded by India Meteorological Department on Friday, the day temperature in Haveri and Ballari district hovered around 42 degrees Celsius while it remained above normal in other districts of North Karnataka.

Ballari topped the State with 42 degrees Celsius closely followed by Haveri with 41.9 degrees Celsius. Kalaburagi district, which had breached 43 degrees-mark a few days back, recorded 41.3 degrees on Friday. Bidar and Raichur experienced 40 and 41 degrees respectively.

The maximum temperatures recorded in Hyderabad-Karnataka region is three degrees  more than the temperatures (38 degree c) recorded on the same day the last year. It was four degrees more in Haveri than the figure recorded on the same day, last year.

Belagavi, Dharwad, Gadag districts too have been experiencing blistering heat from the last one week. While Belagavi recorded 40 degrees Celsius on Friday, Dharwad and Gadag recorded days temperature of 39 degrees, which is three to four degrees Celsius more compared to the last year temperature (36 degree C).

There was a slight reduction in the night temperatures in a few places in Hyderabad-Karnataka and Mumbai-Karnataka regions.

While Koppal and Gadag recorded a minimum temperature of 25 degrees Celsius, Raichur and Bidar recorded a minimum temperature of 27 degrees Celsius and Vijayapura recorded a minimum temperature of 29 degrees Celsius and Dharwad and Belagavi recording 24 degree Celsius. The mercury is likely to hover above 40 degrees Celsius in Dharwad and Belagavi in the coming days as there are no signs of rains, this month.


As mercury continues to soar in the coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts, people in the district are finding it difficult to cope with the rise in temperature. According to the data recorded by the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre as on 8.30 am on Friday, the maximum temperature recorded in Dakshina Kannada is 39.5 degrees Celsius while Udupi recorded 38.2 degrees Celsius.The humidity range in the coastal districts remained between 90% and 39.6%.


Mysuru district, on Friday, recorded an average maximum and minimum temperatures of 38.1 and 22.4 degrees Celsius, according to Organic Farming Research Station (OFRS) at Naganahalli in Mysuru. The city recorded a maximum temperature of 38 and 37.9 degrees on April 14 and 15, respectively.

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