Met Dept Hints at Thundershowers in Coast within 48 Hours

Mangaluru: Mercury shot up to 34 deg Celsius (maximum) and the minimum was minimum in the city on Friday.

Met officials have said that the maximum temperature is likely to 35.5 deg C and minimum 24.5 deg C between Apr 2 and 6.

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The heat experienced in different parts of the district during the past week was followed by mild drizzle in various parts of DK and Udupi districts.

In the early hours of Friday around 1 am, a few parts of the city received stray drizzle. Later around 4 pm, soem places around Vittal and Bajpe had showers.
Some interior villages have reported thundershowers. Parts of Karkala taluk had moderate showers on Friday.

Suratkal, Mulki, Subrahmanya, Sullia, Naravi, Beltangady and some other places too had showers, some accompanied by lightning an thunder.

In the afternoon, mild showers hit Puttur, Uppinangady and surrounding had mild rain. Kadaba already had rain late Thursday night.

But the city of Mangaluru continues to seethe, mainly because of deforestation around, steady spreading of the concrete jungle, soaring number of airconditioners – about half a dozen of airconditioned shopping malls emitting tonnes and tonnes of hot air, to boot – besides traffic pollution.

However, based on the aforementioned pattern, the Met officials have given a forecast of thundershowers in parts of the district within the coming 48 hours.

Often the forecasts can go wrong. In that case, the people of the district may have to continue to contend with heat and humidity.

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