Temperature to fall five degrees in Bangalore

Posted on Apr 10 2014 - 5:07pm by IBC News

More rain, squally winds forecast in parts of the city till the end of the week. Thundershowers expected in May

The showers on Wednesday evening — the first in the city this summer — is likely to cool temperatures over the next few days. Depending on the altitude, some parts of the city received heavier showers than others, and temperatures dipped to 25 degrees from the 33 degrees earlier in the evening before rain fell. Weathermen say the city recorded a rainfall of 9.2 mm and the wind speed touched 34 kmph.

B Puttana, director, meteorological department said, “This onset of rains is due to two factors.

One, there is an upper air cyclonic circulation over Lakshwadeep islands and two, there is another upper air circulation that is travelling from Chhattisgarh to Tamil Nadu which will pass over Rayalaseema, Telangana, South interior Karnataka and interior Tamil Nadu. Over the next couple of days, the one over Lakshwadeep will move West while the one coming from Chattisgarh will move East due to which temperatures might increase in parts of the city.”

But isolated rainfall is expected to continue in parts of the city. “Squally winds too are expected in those places,” Puttanna said. “The temperature will drop about five degrees more throughout the month until proper thundershowers in May.”

He further stated that from the 34.6 degrees reported on Tuesday, the temperature had already dropped to 33 on Wednesday noon.

Following Wednesday’s rain, there is expected to be a cloud cover of 70 per cent on Thursday with thunderstorms forecast in some parts. By the end of this week, the weather is expected to be sunny, but cooler again, but more rains are expected in May. On Wednesday, Mysore and Coorg received heavy rains, while parts of Bangalore and Shimoga witnessed hailstorms.