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Bengaluru records second coldest May day in 50 years


Bengaluru recorded its second coldest day of the month, May 12, in 50 years after the mercury plummeted 11 degrees Celsius. The city’s maximum temperature was 23 degrees Celsius, which is well below the average temperature of 34 degrees Celsius, according to data from the Indian Meteorological Department. The minimum temperature was also 3 degrees below normal at 19 degrees Celsius.

The only time Bengaluru had a colder day in May was on May 14, 1972, when the maximum temperature was 22.2 degrees Celsius. The temperature of the city was even lower than that of many hill stations like Mahabaleshwar, Shimla and Srinagar.

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The city experienced downpours and was covered in heavy clouds due to the impact of Cyclone Asani. The cyclone made landfall on the Andhra Pradesh coast between Machilipatnam and Narsapur on May 11. Due to the impact of the cyclone, parts of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Karnataka received moderate to heavy rains.

While parts of northern India were scorched by scorching heat waves, several parts of Bengaluru received downpours and cold weather and many citizens were even seen wearing jackets.

Due to the impact of Cyclone Asani, heavy rains accompanied by gusty winds were observed in northeast Karnataka. South Karnataka saw low clouds, cold winds and rainfall in several areas.

Bengaluru’s summer rains had already broken some records after the city recorded its wettest April in seven years according to IMD data. The weather forecast for the city by IMD indicates probable rain for the next few days.

First post: STI

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