Northern, coastal Karnataka face intense summer heat

Bengaluru, May 26:

The northern parts of Karnataka as well as its coastal region continued to suffer intense summer heat as the day temperatures climbed up to 45 degrees Celsius, authorities said on Tuesday.

Heat Wave TempKalaburagi and Bidar districts were worst hit, according to the Met Office. Normally, the temperatures in these districts are around 40 degrees Celsius during this time of the year.

Karnataka capital Bengaluru is expected to see a partly cloudy sky on Tuesday with the possibility of rain or thunderstorm, meteorological department officials said.

The maximum temperature here is expected to be around 33 degrees Celsius, while the minimum is expected to hover around 22 degrees Celsius.

Bengaluru on Monday recorded a maximum temperature of 33 degrees Celsius, which is normal for this time of the season, while the minimum was a notch higher at 22.3 degrees Celsius. There was no rainfall on Monday.

The Met Office said that temperatures here may rise by a couple of degrees in the coming days.

A few places in the coastal, southern and northern Karnataka are expected to see spells of rainfall and thundershowers. (IANS)

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