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Bengaluru rains surpass monthly average, may break more records

March 21, 2018 10:04 AM |

weather in BangalorePre-Monsoon rains began with a bang in Peninsular India, this season. Nearly all the places recorded rainfall of varying intensity last week. Bengaluru was no different and the city recorded rains for the five consecutive days from March 14-18.

In span of this time period, the city had recorded whopping 44 mm of rain. With this prolonged spell, Bengaluru has not only surpassed its monthly average mean of 18.5 mm, but the rainfall number has also been the third highest in last decade.

Moving further, the city again stands a chance for some more showers on March 21-22. However, this time, intensity of rains will not be same as the last week and would be confined to light rains only.

According to Skymet Weather, there is a possibility that Bengaluru might also exceed the second highest rainfall of the decade i.e. 47.8 mm by the end of the month. Although it may not surpass the highest rainfall in last 10 years that stands at 59.8 mm.

With this, Bengaluru weather would see warm yet comfortable afternoons with maximum temperatures settling around 31°C or 33°C. Meanwhile, night temperatures would be pleasant with night temperatures hovering around 18°C.

Bengaluru is known for its pleasant weather conditions throughout the years. All thanks to its geographical location. The city is situated at the elevation of 3000 ft main sea level. This makes city vulnerable to the weather activities, even with the slightest change in the wind pattern.

As per Weathermen, rise in the temperatures is the major trigger for rains over the state capital. Thus, the most preferable time for rain activity over the city is either late afternoon or evening hours. There would be very less chances when we could see rains during the noon time.

Last week we had seen multiple weather systems affecting the region. A north-south trough was running from Chhattisgarh up to South Interior Karnataka, while a depression was seen in Arabian Sea and an anti-cyclonic circulation was seen over Bay of Bengal.

Also, this north-south trough is kind of semi-permanent feature during the pre-Monsoon season that keeps on oscillating to east or west and getting active or deactivated.

All these systems were infusing moisture over Bengaluru and nearby areas. As the temperatures increased, convective clouds developed over the city, leading to rain and thundershowers.

January and February are the least rainy months for the city that leads to warm weather. With the beginning of March, the weather starts changing gradually on account of beginning of pre-Monsoon season. Thus as, we proceed ahead, we would see rainy days to increase.


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