MANGALORE: The city on Friday really sizzled with temperature hitting the upper circuit at 37.4degrees celsius, the highest temperature the city has seen in the last three decades.
Friday’s temperature recorded at Panambur Weather Observatory is 4 degrees celsius higher than the average daily maximum recorded for the month of April.
The city has recorded its highest temperature on April 13, 1984 which was 35.9 degrees celsius, which is almost 2 degrees celsius lower than what was recorded on Friday. The same high was recorded two more times on April 26, 2004 and also on April 17, 2007. The other highs the region has seen is 35.6 degrees celsius on April 16, 2012 and on April 10, 2010.
IMD Bangalore Director B Puttanna said: We expected more rains in the coast. The temperature rise is due to northerly winds blowing across the coast. Once the wind direction changes the temperatures will go down. He also said that this was a temporary phenomenon and coast will get relief soon.