India’s IT capital Bengaluru woke up to a cold Monday morning with the Indian Meteorological Department recording a minimum temperature of 13.9 degrees Celsius, the lowest reported in November in a decade. However, the all-time record of lowest temperature was reported in the city on November 15, 1967 at 9.6°C.
HAL Airport Station recorded the lowest temperature of 12.5 degrees Celsius, while Bengaluru International Airport Station recorded a temperature of 14.7 degrees Celsius. The IMD said the last time the month of November saw the mercury dip so low in Bengaluru was on November 21, 2012, when the temperature was recorded at 13.3 degrees Celsius. However, the all-time record is 9.6 degrees Celsius, reported on November 15, 1967.
According to experts, the cloud formation and rain chances are mainly due to the latest Low-Pressure system over the Bay of Bengal. The Low Pressure is changing into a depression and will move towards the Tamil Nadu coast and South Andhra in the coming hours and it will have its effects over different states in south India.
In October also, Bengaluru at 15.4°C had broken a record for the lowest temperature in the city. The previous lowest temperature in October was recorded in 2008 at 16.6°C. Even though there are speculations that winter has arrived early in the garden city, the experts said that the temperature dip was only temporary and winter will only set in by January in the state.
Bengaluru has also witnessed the wettest year receiving 1706 mm of rainfall to date this year, according to data. The previous record was 1696 mm rainfall in 2017.
The IMD said, “Minimum temperatures are likely to be markedly below normal at a few places over North Interior Karnataka (NIK) and at isolated places over Central Karnataka (CK). Appreciably below normal at few places over CK & NIK and at isolated places over South Interior Karnataka (SIK) during next 48 hours.”