Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Summer rain cools simmering city

Summer rain cools simmering city

Express News ServiceFirst Published : 31 Mar 2010 04:08:00 AM ISTLast Updated : 31 Mar 2010 07:44:08 AM IST
BANGALORE: Bangaloreans heaved a sigh of relief on Tuesday, as the skies opened up and cooled the city that was experiencing unprecedented hot weather this summer. The Met department has predicted that the situation may continue to be the same for another day or two.
"These are pre-monsoon showers which we usually receive around this time,” said Raje Gowda, agrimet scientist at the University of Agriculture Sciences. He said that this trend would continue till May with periodic gaps.
B Puttanna, director, Met department said, “Rain or thundershowers will occur in the city in some areas, towards evening or night. The maximum and minimum temperatures will be around 35 and 23 degree Celsius respectively". As for the state, Puttanna said, “Light to moderate rain will occur at isolated places in Gulbarga and Bidar districts of North Karnataka and all districts of south interior Karnataka.

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