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Gulbarga region reeling under severe heat wave conditions

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Gulbarga records a maximum of 43 degrees Celsius

no letup:Sources in the IMD said on Tuesday the heat wave conditions in the region would continue for the next48 hours.— File photo
no letup:Sources in the IMD said on Tuesday the heat wave conditions in the region would continue for the next48 hours.— File photo

Severe heat wave conditions prevailed in Gulbarga region with Gulbarga recording a maximum temperature of 43 degrees Celsius, the highest in the State, for the second day in succession on Monday, according to the summary of observations recorded by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) at 8.30 a.m. on Tuesday.

Other districts in the region are also reeling under severe heat wave conditions with Raichur recording a maximum temperature of 42 degrees Celsius, Bellary and Bidar each recording a maximum temperature of 40 degrees Celsius and both Bijapur and Koppal recording 39 degrees Celsius.

The minimum temperature has also risen sharply in the region. Gulbarga and Bellary each recorded a minimum temperature of 27 degrees Celsius, Bijapur recorded 26 degrees Celsius, Bidar and Raichur recorded a minimum temperature of 25 degrees Celsius and Koppal recorded 24 degrees Celsius, according to IMD sources.

Chikmagalur coolest

The sources said that Chikmagalur recorded 26 degrees Celsius, the lowest maximum temperature in the State, and a minimum temperature of 16 degrees Celsius on Monday.

While districts in the Gulbarga region are reeling under severe heat wave conditions, a few places in south interior Karnataka and isolated places in coastal areas and north interior Karnataka received rain on Monday.

While Lakkavalli in Chikmagalur district and Y.N. Hoskote in Tumkur district recorded 4 cm of rain each, Thyagarthi in Shimoga district and N.R. Pura in Chikmagalur district received 3 cm of rain each. Talaguppa in Shimoga district, Sringeri and Lingadahalli in Chikmagalur district, Hosadurga and Parasurampura in Chitradurga district, and Bargur and Sira in Tumkur district received 2 cm of rain and Banavasi in Uttara Kannada district, Linganamaki in Shimoga district, Jayapura, Kammaradi and Tarikere in Chikmagalur district, Hesaraghatta in Bangalore Urban district, Doddaballapur in Bangalore Rural, and Holalkere, Srirampura, Hiriyur in Chitradurga district received 1 cm rain each.

The sources in the IMD said the heat wave conditions in the Gulbarga region would continue for the next 48 hours with the day temperature hovering around 43 degrees Celsius.


  • Minimum temperature has also risen sharply in the region

  • A few places in south interior Karnataka receive rain


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