Bengaluru

At 38 degrees, April 23 was just a few notches below the hottest-ever day

Unbearable heat:The highest temperature recorded in the city so far was 38.3 degree Celsius in 1931.— File Photo: V. Sreenivasa Murthy  

The city has had a cruel summer so far, and it doesn’t look like Bengaluru will get a respite from this excessive heat. With the maximum temperature hitting 38 degree Celsius, Saturday was the second hottest day in April in 85 years. The highest temperature recorded in the city so far is 38.3 degree Celsius in 1931.

According to IMD officials, the average maximum temperature (also known as normal temperature) in April is 34 degrees. The average minimum temperature for April is 22 degree Celsius. But the minimum temperature recorded on Friday was 24 degree Celsius. Officials said that with a clear sky and dry air (wind blowing in the north-westerly direction), the temperature has seen an increase this year. If the same conditions prevail, high temperatures may prevail.

However, if clouds gather, the direction of the wind will change and the temperature will come down. “In all possibility, there will be clouding, resulting in light rain over the next few days. This will definitely bring down the temperature,” an officials said.

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