Bengaluru, April 20: Bengaluru, which is known for its moderate weather throughout the year, is reeling under intense heat these days. Silicon Valley of India today's temperature is 36 degree celsius.
The scorching sun during peak hours has led Bengalureans to buy coolers and air conditioners to keep their homes cool. This year, Bengalureans started feeling the sizzling heat in February itself.
In past few days, two government agencies gave conflicting reports on Bengaluru's temperature that it hit 40 degree Celsius.
Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC) on Sunday reported that all parts of Karnataka except Bengaluru Rural, Chikmaglur, Kodagu, Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts had hit 40°C.
On the contrary, the Indian Meterological Department's (IMD) figures, showed Bengaluru was two degrees lower that the recording by the KSNDMC.
The reason behind different temperature readings can be the methods used by both agencies during their observation procedure.
Interestingly, the IMD uses manual readings of thermometers while KSNDMC goes "completely automated, with no manual intervention".
However, both weather agencies claim to give exact temperature. Now, it is for the people only whose observations are to be believed!
Excessive cutting of trees in the Garden City for the sake of urbanisation is also seen as a reason behind the rising temperature.
Whose data would you trust?— ಹೋಗ್ಲಿ ಬಿಡಿ (@ONSx3) April 19, 2016
Indian Meterological Department’s (IMD) or Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC) ?