The districts in the north interior Karnataka were reeling under one of the severest cold wave conditions on Saturday. At the Belgaum airport, 8.9 degree Celsius was recorded, which is the lowest minimum temperature recorded in the past 60 years.
According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) in the State, at 8.30 a.m. on Saturday, Raichur continued to be under severe cold wave spell recording a minimum temperature of 9.8 degree Celsius which was also the lowest minimum temperature recorded in the past 120 years.
Official sources said in Gulbarga on Saturday that severe cold wave conditions prevailed in some parts of south interior Karnataka also.
The minimum temperature of 8.9 degree Celsius recorded at the Belgaum airport was a departure of 8 degree Celsius from the normal temperature recorded in the past during the same period.
Bijapur recorded a minimum temperature of 9 degree Celsius which was also a departure of 10 degree Celsius of the normal temperature recorded during the same period in the past.
Sources said that the 9.8 degree Celsius minimum temperature recorded in Raichur was a departure of 9 degree Celsius of the normal temperature recorded during the same period in the past.
Gulbarga recorded a minimum temperature of 13 degree Celsius which was a departure of 6 degree Celsius of the normal temperature recorded in the same period in the past.
Sources said that there was a sharp fall in the minimum temperatures recorded in other parts of the north interior Karnataka as well. While Dharwad and Haveri recorded minimum temperature of 11 degree Celsius each, Gadag recorded 12 degree celsius, Koppal and Bidar recorded a minimum temperature of 15 degree Celsius each. In the south interior Karnataka, Agumbe, Kadajji in Davangere district, Chitradurga and Mysore recorded minimum temperature of 11 degree Celsius each, and Chintamani and Madikeri recorded 10 degree Celsius each.
The IMD has issued a warning that cold wave conditions would prevail over parts of interior Karnataka and there would be no significant change in the weather conditions for the next two days in the State.