Riled with the heat in Bengaluru? There is bad news in store. While there is no relief in sight in the form of rains, meteorologists have said that the temperatures will only rise in the city in the coming days.
“The current temperatures are usual for summer. Temperatures are 2-3C warmer than normal as in the case of past two-three years. For this week, there will be no rainfall in Bengaluru. Maximum temperatures may be around 35-36C while minimum temperature will remain 21-22C,” CS Patil, Indian Meteorological Department Bengaluru director and in-charge told TNM.
The maximum temperature recorded in the city for Monday was 35.4C, while the minimum temperature was 21.5C. According to the IMD forecast, the maximum temperature in the coming week is expected to touch 36C while the minimum temperature is going to increase to a maximum of 22C.
GS Srinivas Reddy, director of Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre said that temperatures currently are a little lower than those in the first week of March.
“When we compare to the first week of March, the temperatures are comparatively lower. In the first week, we had recorded temperatures up to 37C. Now we are getting around 34-35C,” he said.
He added, “In the coming days, we expect the situation to remain the same or temperatures to even rise a bit. As we progress to the end of March and beginning of April, the temperatures will rise. There is not much moisture in the clouds to have cloudy skies either.”
He explained that there was some rainfall in Belagavi and other parts of north-interior Karnataka for the past few days due to the formation of a trough.
“Last week, there was some circulation in north Interior and south interior Karnataka, because of which there was a slight drop in temperature and rains in some pockets. Rains are still there in north interior Karnataka. Later in the week, there will be some rain in the coastal and Malnad regions but not in the south of the state,” he said.