BENGALURU: After the unseasonal rains and severe cold, the state is now dealing with a searing summer. On Wednesday, Dakshina Kannada and Uttara Kannada districts recorded the highest maximum temperature of 40 degrees Celsius in the country.
Kadaba and Uppinangady in Dakshina Kannada recorded a temperature of 40.2 degrees Celsius. For the past three days, coastal Karnataka has been recording temperatures ranging from 38 degrees Celsius to 40 degrees Celsius. The temperature was slightly lower on Friday compared to Wednesday and Thursday.
Puttur and Belthangady in Dakshina Kannada and Karwar in Uttara Kannada districts recorded a temperature of 40 degrees Celsius. The Indian Meteorological Department has said that the temperature will be 4 to 6 degrees Celsius higher than normal in coastal Karnataka until March 15.
From March 16 to March 20, the temperature in coastal Karnataka will be below normal, but this is temporary and the temperature will increase by April. The weather department has warned that the temperature in Bengaluru is likely to cross 35 degrees Celsius in April.
People have resorted to using umbrellas to escape the heat and trying to keep themselves hydrated by consuming lots of water, watermelon, sugarcane juice and tender coconut water. As a result of low humidity in the air and the absence of cloud cover, the coastal districts are experiencing a rise in temperature.
Along with this, the sea water on the coast is getting warmer and the atmospheric temperature is rising. On March 14 and 15, three districts, Udupi, Uttara Kannada and Dakshina Kannada, are likely to experience rain during the daytime.