It was freezing cold in Mysuru on Tuesday, with the city recording the lowest temperature in October for 125 years.
This was also borne out of the experience of many morning walkers.
According to the India Meteorological Department, Mysuru recorded the lowest minimum temperature of 11.2°C on Tuesday.
The temperature recorded for the 24 hours ending at 8.30 a.m. on Tuesday was almost 8°C below normal for the period.
The IMD had recorded 12.2°C for the 24-hour period ending at 8.30 a.m. on Monday — 7°C below normal. The previous lowest ever temperature for October was 12.9°C, recorded on October 31, 1974.
In Mysuru, the lowest minimum temperature recorded for October in 2017 was 16.3°C (on October 23), and it was 15.6°C in 2016 (Oct 7 and 17), according to IMD data. Data for the past 10 years for minimum temperature in October indicates that it hovered between 15°C and 18.6°C. Only once, in 2008, did it dip to 13.9°C.
Similarly, Vijayapura recorded the lowest minimum temperature of 11.8°C — a record for 127 years. The previous lowest temperature for October was 12.2°C — recorded on October 31, 1897 — as per IMD data.
Dharwad recorded 12.5°C on Tuesday — the lowest for October for 18 years — and similar drops in temperatures (the lowest in two decades) were recorded in Haveri (13°C), Chamarajanagar (12°C), and Davangere (12.3°C).
While Mysuru recorded the lowest minimum in the planes of the State, Karwar recorded the highest maximum temperature (36.4°C).