Bengaluru, Feb 23: If you happened to feel the burn on Monday, Feb 23 or felt that the summer was already here, well it should come as no surprise to you because Bengaluru was burning at 35 degrees Celsius on Monday.
The city recorded its highest temperature for February in 10 years on Monday, Feb 22 and a second-all time high this month, according to India Meteorological Department.
Officials said that the spike in the temperature in the month of February was due to more skyscrapers in the city, short winters and disappearing greenery and water bodies.
"An increase in the number of concrete buildings is triggering this kind of temperature rise," said MB Rajegowda, head of All India Coordinated Research Project on Agro-Meteorology, University of Agricultural Sciences to TOI.
Rajegowda also said that the short winter was also a cause for the rising temperature. "Last year, the winter was short and the minimum temperature did not reach the normal mark which is 8 degree and below for our city .
It got stuck at 12 degree, quite above the normal mini mum temperature level. To reach 35 degree and above in summer, from 8 degree in winter, usually takes over three months.
However, the increasing temperature count began at 12 degree this year, due to which we are experiencing abnormally high temperatures by February," he added.