At last some rain, but if no showers on Tuesday, more pain

At last some rain, but if no showers on Tuesday, more pain

Submitted by alvin on Mon, 2016-04-25 22:46 Bengaluru: Reeling under unprecedented summer temperatures, the weather gods finally showed some mercy on Bengaluru, as parts of the city saw light rain in the evening.According to the IMD, the city received 10.6 mm (1 cm) of rain on Monday. “It was 37.1 degree Celsius before it rained and the temperature came down by two degrees after the rain,” said an IMD official.But the official warned that if it doesn’t rain on Tuesday, temperature could shoot up to 40 degrees. On Sunday, the city had recorded 39.2 degrees, which is the highest temperature ever recorded in the city.“Light showers along with thunder are expected on Tuesday. If it does not rain on Tuesday, then temperature will increase and city might set a record of 40 degree Celsius. This unexpected rain is due to the consistent increase in temperature, especially on Sunday,” said the IMD official. According to the IMD, only some parts of city received rainfall.Trees uprootedThe sudden rain in Bengaluru saw the familiar problem of tree fall, with the BBMP control room receiving complaints from Gandhi Nagar, Freedom Park, Sampangiram Nagar, Okalipuram, Chamrajpete, 2nd Main Ramchandrapura, Bhakth Markandeya Layout, Ayesha College near Valmiki Nagar. “We have sent men from the BBMP forest department so that there are no traffic issues. No causalities have been reported," said an official from the BBMP.  Records set elsewhere in stateIt is not just Bengaluru which has been wilting under intense heat. Mysuru, Mandya and Chitradurga have also reported record temperatures.  According to the IMD, Mysore recorded the highest maximum temperature of 39.9 deg C, the highest ever recorded for the month of April and also an all-time record. Similarly, Mandya recorded 39.6 degrees which is the highest ever recorded for the month of April and also the highest temperature recorded during the last 43 years. Located in central Karnataka, Chitradurga reported a maximum temperature of 40.4 degrees C, which is the highest ever recorded for the month of April during the last 123 years.