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February 5, 2018

Bengaluru saw coldest February night in ten years on Saturday.. 03Feb18

Bengaluru saw coldest February night in ten years on Saturday

Published: 05th February 2018 02:39 AM  | 

BENGALURU: The city, which is experiencing a cold spell, witnessed one of the coldest nights of this winter on Saturday night with the minimum temperature touching 13.4 degrees Celsius. This temperature was also the lowest temperature for February in the last one decade, as per data from the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).

The IMD website also says the minimum temperature is 3 degrees Celsius below expected temperature. The reading recorded at HAL Airport was even lower at 11.2 degreess Celsius while it was 11.8 degreess Celsius at Kempegowda International Airport.

The weather forecast on the IMD website says the city will continue to be colder than usual in the coming days, with the minimum temperatures forecast over the next week ranging from 14-17 degrees Celsius. Prior to this, the lowest temperature recorded in the city in February was 14 degrees Celsius in 2011 and 2012.

G M Srinivasa Reddy, Dirtector, Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC), said an anti-cyclonic circulation was causing the colder-than-usual weather, not just in the city, but across the state.


Can’t call this cold wave: Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre

Published: 05th February 2018 02:47 AM

BENGALURU: G M Srinivasa Reddy, Director, Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC), said, “The circulation is bringing cold waves from the North and North-Western parts of the country.”

Reddy said the conditions in the city cannot be termed as a cold wave. It is categorised as such only if the temperature drops at least 5 degrees Celsius. However, in some parts of North Karnataka, temperatures were 3-5 degrees Celsius below expected levels, while in the South, the difference was 1.5-3 degrees Celsius, Reddy said.

From 8.30am on Friday to 8.30am on Saturday, the lowest temperature of 10.4 degrees Celsius in the state was recorded in Kodagu district, as per KSNDMC. The minimum temperature for the earlier 24 hour-period was 9.2 degrees Celsius. According to Varuna Mitra, the  interactive weather help-desk of KSNDMC, Chilakalanerpu in Chikkaballapur recorded minimum of 6.3 degrees Celsius.