Tuesday, November 17, 2009

City set for three more days of rains and cold winds

City set for three more days of rains and cold winds

Dense cloud cover and cold winds blowing from the south will further dip mercury levels in Bangalore

Bosky Khanna. Bangalore

It's time to pull out your warm clothes. The Indian Meteorological Department predicts that the mercury is set to dip over the next two to three days, as heavy rains are likely over parts of south interior and coastal Karnataka.
Speaking to DNA, IMD-Bangalore director B Puttanna said that there is a low pressure area west of the Mangalore coast, over the east-central Arabian Sea, which is likely to bring heavy rainfall and thundershowers to south interior and coastal Karnataka, including Bangalore. Cool winds are blowing from the southern direction, at a height of 5.8 km above sea level, leading to the formation of a dense cloud cover.
Puttanna added that while the clouds will block out sun's rays, radiation from the earth's surface too will be blocked. These phenomena are part of the north east monsoon, and will continue for about three days.
Temperature recorded up to 5.30pm in the city showed a maximum of 28.1 degree Celsius and a minimum of 18.8 degree Celsius. Rainfall recorded stood at 0.5mm. The IMD office at the HAL airport recorded a maximum of 27.9 degree Celsius and minimum of 17.1 degree Celsius, with traces of rainfall


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