Lowest maximum temperature recorded in May in 10 years


Bengaluru on Wednesday (May 11) recorded its lowest maximum temperature in May in the last ten years at 24.3 degrees Celsius, according to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD). The department said the city had a deviation of 9.5 degrees Celsius from normal temperature.

The previous lowest maximum temperature recorded in the last ten years was 33.8 degrees Celsius on May 2, 2015. The highest maximum temperature ever recorded for the month was May 22, 1931 – 38.9 degrees Celsius.

Met department officials have said that the weather conditions in Bengaluru will remain the same for the next few days and there will be no heat wave.

The IMD recorded 5.3mm of precipitation through 8:30 a.m. Thursday. The city has received 255mm of rain since March 1, which is 171mm above normal. “Bengaluru will continue to receive light to moderate rainfall until May 16. Over the next 48 hours, skies will be mostly cloudy. Rain is very likely. Maximum and minimum temperatures are very likely to be around 26 and 21 degrees Celsius,” IMD said.

Raichur recorded the highest maximum temperature of 41 degrees Celsius in Karnataka on Wednesday.

In its Thursday weather forecast, IMD said Koppal, Raichur, Bellary, Chitradurga, Davengere, Chikkaballapur, Tumkur and Kolar will experience thunderstorms accompanied by light to moderate rain.


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