The Hyderabad Karnataka and parts of the Bombay Karnataka regions are reeling under a intense cold wave condition with the night temperature dipping to new lows. Bijapur recorded the lowest minimum temperature of 8.5 degrees Celsius in the State as per the summary of observations recorded by Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) at 8.30 a.m. on Monday.
Sources in the IMD said here on Monday that the minimum temperatures changed little over the State and appreciably below the normal at most places in north interior Karnataka, including the Hyderabad Karnataka and Bombay Karnataka regions, and below normal at many places in coastal and south interior Karnataka.
The 8.5 degrees Celsius minimum temperature recorded in Bijapur was a departure from the minus eight degrees Celsius average minimum temperature recorded during the period in previous years. The nine degrees Celsius recorded at Belgaum Airport was also a departure from the minus seven degree Celsius, when compared to the normal minimum temperatures recorded in previous years.
Residents of Bagalkot also spent a chilly night with the minimum temperatures dipping to 10 degrees Celsius on Monday. In Gulbarga, the minimum temperature recorded was 11.7 degrees Celsius, which was five degrees less than the normal temperature recorded during the same period in previous years. Dharwad and Raichur recorded 12 degrees Celsius minimum temperature each. Koppal recorded 13 degrees Celsius minimum temperature and Bellary recorded 14 degrees on Monday.
The IMD sources said that primarily a dry weather would prevail in the State, without much change the existing day and night temperatures. However, cold wave conditions would continue in some parts of north interior Karnataka during the next two nights.