Bangalore had recorded 38.9 degrees Celcius in 1934, the previous highest
Rainfall was, however, recorded in Shikaripura (6 cm) and Hosanagara (5 cm) in Shimoga district, Balehonnur in Chikmagalur district, Mani in Dakshin Kannada district, Hirekerur in Haveri district, Jeewargi in Gulbarga district, Bandipur in Chamarajanagar district and Uchangidurga in Davangere district [3 cm each].
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Bangalore's temperature had soared to 36 degrees Celcius in March 2012. Weather experts cited less rainfall as the reason behind the rising mercury that year. Excessive cutting of trees in the Garden City for the sake of urbanisation is also seen as a reason behind the rising temperature.