Dip & rain: City chill & still


Bengalureans had to pull their sweaters and raincoats out on Wednesday as Cyclone Nilam in the neighbouring Tamil Nadu plunged the city temperatures, and brought incessant rains and heavy winds over the city. Six trees were uprooted and traffic was affected in most parts of the city.

The temperature dipped by nearly 10 degrees Celsius after the cyclone, which originated in the Bay of Bengal and currently hovering over Tamil Nadu coast, created a thick blanket of clouds over the city skies.

The city recorded 11.9 mm of rainfall till 8.30 pm. “Cyclone Nilam has caused a significant fall in day time temperature.

It came down to 18.8 degrees Celsius on Wednesday afternoon from 28 degrees on Tuesday. The maximum temperature recorded was 19.9 degrees Cel­sius,” said B. Puttanna, director in-charge, IMD, Benga­luru. He cautioned that the temperature could fall by another 2 degrees Celsius by Thursday.

The lowest temperature in the city – 17.3 degrees Celsius – was recorded at the HAL Airport.
Unattended garbage mixed with rainwater to create a nightmarish situation. Garbage collection too was affected.

Six trees fell in different parts of the city. Tree falls were reported at the Netaji Road-Spencer Road junction in Pulikeshinagar, on 11 B Cross in JP Nagar, on police commissioner’s office premises, at BEL market in Jalahalli, on 12th Main Road in Indiranagar and 17th H cross in Koramangala 5th block.
A car was damaged in Pulikeshinagar.

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