Due to the showers brought by cyclone Mandous, Bengaluru witnessed its lowest maximum temperature in December in 12 years.
Story so far: Over the weekend, Cyclone Mandous poured nonstop rain on Bengaluru. The lowest December maximum temperature in Bengaluru city’s history was recorded on Saturday. At 5.30 p.m., the high temperature was 19.6°C, which is almost 7°C below average. The minimum temperature was 16.8°C, which was 0.8°C warmer than average.
- After making landfall off Mamallapuram in Tamil Nadu, the cyclone has weakened and is on the retreat.
- The city is anticipated to experience rain until Tuesday, following which the skies will gradually clear out.
High humidity: The amount of moisture in the air, or relative humidity, remained high as well. At 5.30 p.m. in the city, it was 92%, which was 38% above average. The relative humidity at the HAL airport station was 100%, which is about 45% higher than the average.