Officials from the India Meteorological Department (IMD) claimed that there would be a delay in the onset of winter chill.
Story so far: Even though the first week of December has passed, Bengaluru and the majority of Karnataka have not yet felt the winter chill. In the majority of the state’s districts, the minimum temperature hasn’t fallen below 10 degrees Celsius on average. Similarly, Bengaluru’s average minimum temperature is close to 16 degrees Celsius.
- The development of systems and cloud cover caused the onset of the winter chill to be delayed.
- While it is not uncommon for it to rain in December, there is undoubtedly a delay in the onset of the dry and winter chill spell.
Cloud cover: Due to the cloud cover, radiative cooling is not taking place. There is hence no decrease in temperature. The heat energy is being reflected back by the cloud cover. Additionally, a senior official from IMD indicated that easterly and north-easterly winds prevail rather than northerly winds, which contribute to a dry and chilly climate.