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Karnataka: Summer’s to be hotter than normal

As per the sources the sweaters have been stashed away and the shorts have come out and this as Bengaluru and the rest of Karnataka have been recording temperatures above normal, even as summer properly sets from March. While, Bengaluru, once known for its ‘good weather’ all year round, has seen mercury rising to 35C earlier this week, northern districts in the state have recorded warmth as high as 40C.

Besides IMD official said, “For Bengaluru as a whole, for the last 3-4 days the minimum temperatures have been 2-3C more than the normal, while maximum temperatures have remained close to normal”. Sunil M Gavaskar, the meteorologist at the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre told “The IMD (India Meteorological Department) is going to come up with its official outlook next week, but with warmth in all districts and neighbouring states being above normal, we are anticipating a hotter than usual summer”.
Furthermore, Gavaskar said, “As per the current situation, no rainfall is expected. We are into the pre-monsoon period, sudden thunderstorm action is anticipated to develop any time.” He added “Presently due to increased humidity and no rains, people in the entire coastal belt and neighbouring areas will feel more uncomfortable related to the northern districts despite comparatively low temperatures and Karnataka which have been suffering three straight drought years is staring at another year of water scarcity.

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