Mysuru sizzles in summer heat; hotter days ahead
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Mysuru sizzles in summer heat; hotter days ahead

April 24, 2022

No respite in the offing; temperature to hit 37 degrees Celsius on Apr. 27

Mysore/Mysuru: Day-by-day, the city is reeling under intense heat due to soaring temperature and the residents have to brace up for hotter days till the next continuous pre-monsoon showers.

Though Mysuru receives occasional showers with heavy intensity accompanied by thunder and lightning in most of the city areas like last evening, this has not helped reduce searing heat. While sporadic rain provides momentary relief, the days followed by rainy days are hotter.

Though the heat during the day is expected as it is April and peak summer, the temperature during night is not giving any respite. Temperatures have seen a steady rise from Apr. 9.

According to the data released by Organic Farming Research Station at Naganahalli (OFRSN), a unit of India Meteorological Department (IMD), the maximum day temperature from Apr. 9 to Apr. 12 hovered between 34 and 35 degrees Celsius while the minimum (night) temperature was between 21.2 and 23.5 degrees Celsius.

From Apr. 16 to Apr. 19, maximum day temperature hovered between 31.2 and 34 degrees Celsius while the minimum temperature was between 21.2 and 21.8 degrees Celsius. From Apr. 20 to Apr. 22, the maximum day temperature was between 34.2 and 34.4 degrees Celsius and night temperature was between 21 and 22.4 degrees Celsius.

However, from Apr. 24 to Apr. 27, there will be an increase in temperature in Mysuru and even the minimum temperature will be slightly higher. The forecast for Apr. 23 was 35 degrees Celsius and from Apr. 24 till Apr. 26 it will be 36 degrees Celsius while on Apr. 27, the temperature will hit 37 degrees Celsius. The night temperature too will rise on Apr. 26 and Apr. 27 to 23 degrees Celsius.

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As per the overall forecast received from the IMD, no rainfall is expected from Apr. 24 to Apr. 27 in the district. The day temperature is expected to be 35 to 37 degrees Celsius and night temperature is expected to be 22 to 23 degrees Celsius.

The relative humidity in the morning hours is expected to be 85-87 percent and afternoon relative humidity is expected to be in the range 82 to 84 percent. Wind speed is expected to be 1 to 3 km per hour. According to IMD, the maximum temperature of 37 degrees Celsius is in fact above 2 to 3 degrees Celsius from the normal temperature.

Large and indiscriminate conversion of agricultural land into layouts, townships and housing complexes within the city and around it and the vanishing of vegetation canopy have contributed to the worsening climatic conditions of the city.

Added to the woes is fruit juices, milk shakes, tender coconut, watermelon and even the common soda and buttermilk prices are set to go up. If fruit traders are to be believed, the prices of juicy fruits will go up by 15 to 30 percent. Fruits like watermelon, orange, sweet lime, muskmelon, sapota, grapes and pineapple will be in demand till the monsoon sets in.

8 COMMENTS ON THIS POST To “Mysuru sizzles in summer heat; hotter days ahead”

  1. Most of the residential areas in Mysore hardly have trees. The roads are narrow and people don’t prefer planting trees as they take up space which is utilised for parking cars. Though Bengaluru lost most of it’s green cover, one can still see lots of huge trees in old areas of the city like Basavangudi, Indiranagar, Jayanagar, JP Nagar, etc. Government should plan some ways to mitigate the effects of global warming. Rich can afford air-conditioners but what about poor people. One can only imagine how tough it must be for blue collar workers, farmers, and other people doing menial jobs in places where temperature is above 35 degrees.

  2. Captain Jack Sparrow says:

    @Mysore
    If you do want cars parked in every house then do not complain about global warming . Mitigation is do not buy cars and use.
    You Indians are hooked onto the car culture, and breading like rats does not help either as every human being brings massive carbon foot prints.
    Just 4 decades ago, Bangalore and Mysore were cooler cities even in Summers. Now they are boiling hot spots.
    That is the achievement of India, since independence, when India started adding one Australia every year. It ks now exporting millions of Indians into other countries legally and more often illegally.
    within a few decades This country is going to sink by its own population. What a shame!

  3. Captain Jack Sparrow says:

    @Mysore
    If you do want cars parked in every house then do not complain about global warming . Mitigation is do not buy cars and use.
    You Indians are hooked onto the car culture, and breading like rats does not help either as every human being brings massive carbon foot prints.
    Just 4 decades ago, Bangalore and Mysore were cooler cities even in Summers. Now they are boiling hot spots.
    That is the achievement of India, since independence, when India started adding one Australia every year. It ks now exporting millions of Indians into other countries legally and more often illegally.
    within a few decades This country is going to sink by its own population. What a shame!

  4. sachin says:

    Can one have a cake and eat it too?
    Perhaps, one should stop complaining and start suffering?
    All lifestyle habits comes at a cost. Some costs are irreversible and irrecoverable.
    One of them is owning automobiles, another is their manufacturing and life cycle costs/impacts, yet another is pollution due to them, yet yet another is the fuel for them.
    Each one come their own enviromental, ecological cost. Some very deadly too – eg crude oil spillage into sea due to accidents.
    Anyone even remember Exxon Valdez or BP’s Deepwater Horizon disaster? Probably not, as they were busy in social media, netflix, ordering from swiggy/zomato and living their (so called) high society life styles?
    So stop complaining and use that time to prepare mentally for suffering.
    OR start acting that reflects your sentiments, concerns, worries, hypocrisy etc.
    Please remember that one cannot run with the hares and hunt with the hounds at the same time.
    Have a hot monday!
    Can you imagine what it would be like for your young children and when they grow up to your age? Dont you feel you are ALSO responsbile for their suffering?

  5. sachin says:

    Yet another aspect is the overuse of glass facades on building to give it an “international / modern” look.
    Let us look at a few aspects of such a building :
    1. Reflects back the light to bitumen roads as well as surroundings
    2. Tinted glass cuts off sunlight and hence one needs to use artificial lighting inside the buildings always
    3. Glass cuts off cross ventilation and hence it is mandatory to use air conditioners to keep one comfortable – even in winters!
    4. It requires frequent cleaning and maintenance outside – water, cleaning agents (soap) and the sultphates contained in it, and the impact to water and environmental pollution.
    5. The costs of frequent external maintenance
    6. The insides of the buildings are typically covered in carpet which needs vacuuming frequently which runs on electricity.
    7. Carpets create respiratory issues to many people due to dust, allergens, stale air etc.,
    Dont we need more glass buildings in mysore to make it international standard?

    Request for comments!

  6. Mann Ki Baat! says:

    The government and the inhabitants of this city should have realised decades ago that Mysore was not like Bangalore, which was developed as a commercial city and got destroyed by the environment it created.
    The MCC should have put strict development restrictions, which included the buildings like those, one is familiar in Manhattan in New York. These buildings have high quality, air conditioning and the Winter protections. India apes US, in private healthcare, car culture, fast food and badly built buildings. That is not progress.
    Not only buildings, but also the hundreds of private hospitals and clinics, intense exercise Gyms, as people take to cars 10-lane highway, Mysore airport expanded to take jet liners, the list grows, as this country you live is aping the West- more like the US, but hundreds of millions of people living in shanty towns.
    Mysore like other parts of India, is a decadent city, thanks to the import of alien culture, and not recognising that anything which is called modern is not always good.
    When Indians increasingly buy cell phones, deluding that they are in the technological age made to think that way by their PM Modi through his bull shot address called ‘Mann Ki Baat!”
    Looking at Bangalore where the IT sweatshops do outsourced work through cheap IT techies labour, one should stop and think, what the country has become.
    Meanwhile thousands of Indians want to escape to foreign countries!!

  7. Sanjay Kini says:

    Global Warming might be one of the reasons. Mysuru didn’t have the Shivaratri showers this year and it rained 15 days after Shivaratri. According to elders, mysuru used to get showers before Shivaratri and before Ramanavami.
    This year the Shivaratri showers got delayed by 15 days which signalled that there is a change in climate and that summer will be hotter this year. Shivaratri in Mysuru is the start of hotter days and the summer season in mysuru.
    One Magic about Mysuru is that when afternoons become very sluttery on any particular day, we get rains in the evening and I have observed this all these years. Maybe it is because of the trees planted by the Maharajas.
    People only like to have Tree Sapling Planting photo Ops on World Environment Day on June 5th for the photo to be posted on Star of Mysore. Rest of the year no one cares to water them.
    The best Examples of plants not being maintained are the plants kept on a median on KRS road and Hunsur road.
    Everyone wants to plant tree saplings but who will water them.
    A City which has Famous Thandi Sadak or Daly Avenue which is known as the Cool Walkway is suffering from the summer heat.
    The Karnataka Forest Department with the help of MCC and CSR funds from Corporates in the Mysuru plant trees on every street.
    For House Owners and shopkeepers who oppose tree saplings planting in front of their premises, shoppers like to go shopping in areas which have trees and basavangudi in Bangalore is an example of that.
    Also, the monetary advantage is that price of real estate (houses) increases in areas which have fully grown trees. so think again and plant trees today.
    Valmiki road with its beautiful Canopy of Rain Trees is the modern-day Thandi Sadak, but even on this street, there are 5 places where the trees are missing and the Forest Department all these years have never planted these missing trees to complete the canopy.
    March and Early April are off-season for Tourism Industry in Mysuru and you get Hotel rooms at cheaper rates as tourists stay away.
    Mysureans should have tree canopies on every road in their area so that we can get Mysuru the title “Thandi City”.
    So Plant A Tree Today and 20 years later we will get Munagaru Maale every day in Mysuru during hot summer days to be the Heat.

  8. Kawakawaffoxgowda says:

    Peole like @Kini a tourism enthusiast, with an interest in tourism as a business, and likes of him were the reason, Mysore was developed beyond what it can tolerate as a medium sized cultural city.
    Mysore in my time of 1960s and 1960s, had cool Summers. Indeed, when we were in engineering college in Mysore, we used to buy pull over from shops in Chandni Chowk, New Delhi, which used to sell them at a fair price, when we were on educational tour in N.India.
    Then Mysore was surrounded by forests, and the minimal number of housing extensions, meant that the city had plenty of tress. Planting sampling and looking them to grow takes 2 decades, whilst forests are cleared more and more to accommodate new comers in large numbers each year. They are just sticking plasters.
    The new airport extension means more pollution and the 10-lane highway in the name of progress means more pollution and the intense car culture means more pollution and adding all of them, no wonder Mysore is boiling hot!
    In the name of progress, the development-crazy villains have destroyed the city.

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