Bengaluru and suburbs received decent showers during this week between 08th and 11thOctober. The city observatory measured 86mm rainfall during this spell. No rainfall has been recorded in the past 24 hours and the weekend also is likely to remain dry for the city and neighbourhood. Rains are likely to resume next week.
Southwest monsoon is on the verge of complete withdrawal from the remaining parts of the country. Also, onset of northeast monsoon is approaching nearer, and takes place anytime after 20thOctober. Weather pattern changes significantly, even during the transition period. Winds dominantly change to remain northeasterly and low clouds with base around 500’-700’ become a regular feature. Rains are mostly observed during late evening and night hours. Incidentally, October is the 2nd rainiest month with a normal of 186mm rainfall.
Cyclonic circulation is marked on either side of the coastline in the Southeast Arabian Sea and Southwest Bay of Bengal. The shear line joining the two runs south of the capital city but has a tendency to oscillate. Proximity of this feature is expected to give rain and showers for the city and suburbs over the next few days.
Rains are not likely today and tomorrow. Fleeting rain patches may cause very light and short duration drizzle on Sunday. However, moderate showers can be expected at start of the next week on 16thOctober. The spread and intensity will reduce the next day, 17thOctober. Dry weather conditions are likely on the following 2 days, 18th & 19thOctober. Most of the weather activity will happen during late evening and night hours. Pleasant conditions with slight nip in the air are expected in the morning with cloudy skies. Pleasantly warm afternoon will become a regular feature, hereon.