Bengaluru has been reeling under scorching temperatures this summer, recording highest temperature in the last 85 years. However, respite is not far away β Skymet has predicted a heavy monsoon this year, with pre-monsoon showers predicted to hit the silicon valley of India in the next few days.
The city experienced some relief on April 5 and April 25 when 21 mm and 5 mm rain was recorded respectively. However, this summer has been uncharacteristically harsh with days when Bengaluru has been even hotter than Delhi.
The Skymet report explains the rationale behind its prediction β
βThe wind discontinuity currently can be seen from Vidarbha to South Interior Karnataka across Telangana and North interior Karnataka. Also, moisture incursion from both the Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal will increase over the Interior Peninsula leading to clouBd formation.β
As a result, the pre-monsoon showers are likely to grace the city between May 3 and May 7. Compared to the heat in the few months, especially April, May is predicted to be cooler and more pleasant.