Bengaluru records the lowest temp of 17.9 C in May in 77 years

With a lowest minimum temperature of 17.9 degrees Celsius at 8:30 am on Friday Bengaluru recorded one of the coldest days in the last 77 years.

The last time Bengaluru recorded the lowest minimum temperature during this month was on May 6, 1945 when it was 16.7 degrees Celsius, the Indian Express reported.

While the city recorded the lowest minimum temperature of 18.9 degrees Celsius on May 13, 2013 and May 25, 2014, the capital city reported on May 12, 2022 recorded the lowest maximum temperature of 24.3 degrees Celsius and on May 20, the maximum temperature was 22.4 degrees Celsius.

Meanwhile, the city is likely to see cloudy skies with one or two spells of rain/thundershowers for the next 48 hours, according to the India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) weather forecast.

“Maximum and minimum temperatures are very likely to be around 26 and 20 degrees Celsius respectively,” IMD said.

Further, the report of Met department stated that Bengaluru will receive light to moderate rainfall till May 24.

The Karnataka government has deployed four NDRF teams in districts of Dakshina Kannada, Kodagu, Belagavi and Raichur in view of the forecast.

On Saturday, coastal and southern Karnataka and Kerala are likely to witness extremely heavy rainfall. Rainfall intensity is likely to reduce after Sunday.

Meanwhile, heatwave seared Delhi on Friday, recorded a maximum temperature of 44.4 degrees Celsius, five notches above normal. However, cyclonic circulation persisting over Punjab and Haryana will lead to scattered thundershowers in Delhi on Saturday, according to weather reports.

Beginning from Saturday, fresh western disturbance will lead to rain and thunderstorms in northwest India, as a result Delhi’s maximum temperature to drop to 37 degrees Celsius by Tuesday.

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