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February 10, 2018

As city hits 30 degrees,

The cloudy weather had not reduced the temperature significantly, although the humidity went up to 59 per cent on Friday, giving the impression of heat.

India Meteorological Department, director, and scientist, Sundar M Metri said: “The system is changing. The low pressure over the Arabian Sea is reducing, which is resulting in a rise in temperature.”

“On Friday, we recorded a humidity of 59 per cent and that is the reason there is this uncomfortable feeling. This is not heat; it’s the humidity that’s making you sweat,” he added.

Officials also said that rainfall is likely in some parts of the state. Srinivas Reddy, a scientist at the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC), said: “Rainfall is likely in some parts of the state. The minimum temperature has been rising since the last two to three days. When it gets cloudy, the temperature starts rising.”

So, has the summer started to set in yet? Legend has it that after Mahashivaratri, the summer flags off in the southern part of India. With only a couple of days left for the festival, is the change around the corner?

“Summer isn’t here yet,” says Reddy, adding, however, that the lows are over. Temperature will only be rising from here on.

India Meteorological Department (IMD) in its forecast said: “Light to very light rain occurred at many places over Lakshadweep; at isolated places over coastal and North Interior Karnataka, Rayalaseema, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.”

Met officials said thunderstorm was likely for some areas in Bengaluru, Mysuru, Tumakuru, Hassan and Shravanabelagola.
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Bengalureans who’ve started using their ACs and fans at home don’t need an official confirmation that the winter is on its way out. The weatherman, however, is already predicting a gradual increase in temperature in the days to come.

On Thursday and Friday, the department recorded a temperature of 30 degree Celsius, and is expecting a gradual rise from here on.