A temporary weather system in the higher altitudes in interior Karnataka has resulted in a sudden drop in temperatures in Bengaluru.

Bengaluru get ready for more chilly mornings mercury to dip till end of weekPTI/ Representational Image
news Weather Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 13:49

Does leaving your warm bed in the mornings seem especially hard these days? You are not alone, for Bengaluru is facing a renewed cold spell now.

A temporary weather system in the higher altitudes in interior Karnataka has resulted in a sudden drop in temperatures in Bengaluru, and is likely to continue till the end of the week.

Sunil M Gavaskar, a meteorologist at the Karnataka Disaster Monitoring Centre said, “We have an anti-cyclonic circulation over the higher heights in Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana. Due to this, there are winds at lower levels and, as a result, many of the interior regions of Karnataka are recording lower temperatures than normal.”

He added, “These winds are prominently from the north-eastern direction. Mysuru, Chickballapur, and urban and rural Bengaluru are recording lesser temperatures when compared to the coast and Malnad regions.”

This, in fact, saw the temperature of Mysore dip below that of the hilly district of Madikeri.

On Sunday, while Madikeri recorded a minimum temperature of 12.8 degrees, Mysuru saw the temperature plummet to as low as 9.7 degrees. Bidar and Belagavi both recorded minimum temperatures of little above 7 degrees C.

“As per IMD data, the northeast monsoon wind system has stopped from January 15. The dry and cool winds are coming to south India. Due to this, many locations in the southern peninsular are recording minimum temperatures below normal. In some locations, the difference is as high as more than 3 degrees,” he said.

Maximum and Minimum temperatures over the last seven days. 

                                                                                                            

15-01-2018

31.40

12.20

16-01-2018

31.50

12.90

17-01-2018

30.70

12.90

18-01-2018

30

14

19-01-2018

29.80

11

20-01-2018

29.50

11.70

21-01-2018

30.60

12.20

22-01-2018

29.70

13.30

23-01-2018

29.60

14.70

January 19 recorded the lowest temperature in the city when the mercury dipped as low as 11 degrees, while Tuesday was the hottest with a lowest temperature of 14.7 degrees.

In 2017 too there was a similar dip in temperatures – in fact, the minimum temperatures recorded was much lower.


15-01-2017

28.80

13.50

16-01-2017

29.80

11.80

17-01-2017

30.30

10.50

18-01-2017

31.30

10.90

19-01-2017

30.30

11.50

20-01-2017

29.40

10.90

21-01-2017

30.80

15.70

22-01-2017

27.60

12.20

23-01-2017

31.70

10.10

The data gathered by the Karnataka State Disaster Monitoring Centre may vary from the data collected by the Indian Meteorological Department as the former has more recording stations across the city.

The minimum and maximum temperatures are arrived at after calculating the average of the data recorded at the relevant stations.

 

 

 

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