On Wednesday, IMD’s HAL station recorded the lowest temperature in a decade as the mercury dipped to 11.5 Celsius.

Temperatures to rise across Ktaka including Bengaluru in the coming daysRepresentational Image/ PTI
news Weather Thursday, January 03, 2019 - 15:33

If you dread waking up to the chilly mornings in Bengaluru, which has been the case for the last two days, here is some relief. Temperatures in the city and the rest of Karnataka is likely to go up in the coming days. Weathermen attribute this rise in temperature to the change in wind patterns in the entire state. The minimum temperature for the coming days in Bengaluru will be 15 Celsius but the clear skies will persist.

“For the last two days, we have observed minimum temperatures of single-digit across many places. IMD, which had sounded a cold wave in the last two days in both north-interior and south-interior parts of the state, has said that the cold wave is no longer active. Compared to the last two days, minimum temperatures will increase by 1-2 Celsius,” Sunil M Gavaskar, Meteorologist at the Karnataka State Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC) told TNM.

In its weekly forecast, the Indian Meteorological Department had predicted minimum temperatures to be at an average of 13.5 Celsius for the week starting January 2.

Incidentally, the city centre saw its lowest temperatures in a decade: 11.5 Celsius, recorded in IMD’s HAL station, with the Kempegowda International Airport recording 11.1 Celsius on Wednesday, which is the coldest day in the season.

According to KSNDMC, the coldest temperature in Bengaluru was at 8.8 Celsius in Hesaraghatta weather station in the north-western fringe of the city.

Meanwhile, as the city will see clear skies with no rainfall, there will be fog in the early morning, which will affect flight operations. A total of 16 flights were affected on Wednesday between 4 am and 8 am.vWhile 15 flights set for departure were delayed, one flight was delayed for arrival.

The situation was worse on Thursday with 36 flights delayed between 6am and 9am with one cargo plane diverted to Chennai.

The rest of Karnataka will see cold weather in the coming week, with temperatures rising a bit more than what it was on Tuesday.

Bidar, in north interior Karnataka, witnessed its lowest temperature on Wednesday when the mercury dipped to 4.2 Celsius.



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