(Times of India) Bangalore
got a foretaste of winter with the mercury plunging to a low of 13 degrees
Celsius early Thursday. And the mercury could go down further in the next two
The sudden dip in mercury was caused by cold and dry winds that blew into
Karnataka from the northeast. A dry and hot Raichur recorded its lowest minimum
temperature in 120 years at 11.4 degrees Celsius. Chamarajnagar remained
Karnataka's coldest at 9.5 degrees.
The scheduled winter season is two weeks away. The weatherman said the cold
conditions in interior parts of the state will continue for another 2-3 days.
Bangalore Met department director B Puttanna said:
minimum temperature has dropped drastically in the past two days in many parts
of Karnataka, especially in the interior region. On the outskirts of Bangalore,
the temperature was around 10 degrees Celsius on Thursday morning. It is likely
to dip further in the next couple of days.
Explaining the reason behind
the sudden chill, Puttanna said:
"The northeast monsoon is weak in
Karnataka , and the skies are clear. This reduces the solar radiation during
the evening and brings down the temperature."
Agrometeorologist M B Rajegowda said:
dry winds are blowing in from the northeast towards entire interior Karnataka.
Raichur is the entry point to interior Karnataka. So the temperature has come
down suddenly in that part.
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