Bengaluru (DHNS) : The City experienced this summer’s highest temperature at 36 degree Celsius on Sunday.
On Monday the temperature slightly dipped to 35.3 degree Celsius. This is a temporary relief caused by cloud formation said the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), Bengaluru, Director Sunder Mahadev Metri.
“The increase in temperature and dry weather is a normal phenomenon in summers, but this drop in temperatures by a few degree Celsius is because of the cloud cover and prevailing winds. There is no system formation in the City surroundings. Clouds formed only on Monday because of excessive heat in the last few days which lead to high precipitation. High precipitation occurred because there was a clear sky and increasing temperatures. This cloudy sky is likely to prevail for a few days and is only a temporary relief. After this the temperatures will rise again,” he told Deccan Herald.
This month the City recorded nearest temperatures at 35.1 degree Celsius on March 19 and 34 degree Celsius on March 18, 21 and 22, while the normal maximum temperature was 34 degree Celsius.
The City on Monday recorded a maximum of 35.3 degree Celsius and a minimum of 22.4 degree Celsius. The HAL Airport recorded a maximum and minimum of 34.6 and 21.1 degree Celsius and the Kempegowda International Airport recorded 34.3 and 19 degree Celsius, respectively.
On March 20 last year, the City had recorded 36 degree Celsius and on March 30, 2013 it had recorded 36.6 degree Celsius.
The highest temperature was recorded on March 29, 1996 at 37.3 degree Celsius.
IMD has forecast the occurrence of light to moderate rainfall over some parts of south interior Karnataka in the coming days because of the cloud cover. They have also forecast that the temperatures will again soar to 36 degree Celsius.