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Old 6th May 2016, 17:24   #1306
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Thick drizzle (would not call heavy rain) coupled with high winds in EC for past 15-20 mins. Good weather outside!
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Heavy rains in the last 1+ hour - much needed respite from the near 40 C heat in the last few days
Was around 34/35, no where near 40 ! Yesterday evening/night was very pleasant and today would be cooler too.
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Is it only me who thinks that it was hardly "hot" in Bangalore even for this year? Sure I understand what the majority are feeling, like there was hardly any breeze outside, and at home it almost feels like a pressure cooker due to external influences but frying hot? Nah.

Make no mistake I'm as Bangalorean as can be but I've been to places and the heat here is laugh-worthy when compared to the likes of coastal cities, Delhi or perhaps a dozen districts within Karnataka itself. I've been travelling less by car in the recent weeks and more in rickshaws, buses and even walking/jogging.. hardly felt the heat. Sure the sun is hot but otherwise I found the weather to be healthy.. sweat a lot, drink lots of water, juices, eat healthy, I actually had fun in the summer as I do each year.

I think rains do not bring relief to anything, they only make the weather far more unstable. The humidity tomorrow will shoot through the roof, only to rain again at night, kind of funny if you think of it. I for one will never wish for rains and as Thad said the rains in Chennai and the resultant depression/lashing Bangalore got for nearly 3 weeks in December.. I'm wayyy happier with the sun smiling above me. I can take the local 38/40 deg all day everyday.
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Is it only me who thinks that it was hardly "hot" in Bangalore even for this year?
Well mate you may not be the only one but definitely a minority!

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I think rains do not bring relief to anything, they only make the weather far more unstable. The humidity tomorrow will shoot through the roof, only to rain again at night, kind of funny if you think of it. I for one will never wish for rains and as Thad said the rains in Chennai and the resultant depression/lashing Bangalore got for nearly 3 weeks in December.. I'm wayyy happier with the sun smiling above me. I can take the local 38/40 deg all day everyday.
I do not understand under what context you mentioned that rain do not bring relief. It will help bring up your ground water level, bring in freshness all around you, settles down the dust and gives clean air atleast for sometime to breathe around and the way rain lashed today I doubt if the temperature will be high tomorrow. It might be sunny but wont be so hot. And this I am just talking about a city like Bangalore. Being a Banglorean you must be knowing the temperature here has increased over the past few years and this time it has seen highs which were not to be thought also few years back. I for one would be happy to see more rains in the coming days or weeks.
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Is it only me who thinks that it was hardly "hot" in Bangalore even for this year? Sure I understand what the majority are feeling, like there was hardly any breeze outside, and at home it almost feels like a pressure cooker due to external influences but frying hot? Nah.
I hope you are aware of the Boiling Frog Experiment.

No, I didn't feel it was "hardly hot" in Bangalore this year.

I felt it was s*** hot, and I am not even a Bangalorean (as in, I just married into Bangalore, but wasn't born or brought up here. Far be me to lay claim to this title despite living 12 years here).

I have relatives in other southern states who wish they could just end their misery but still feel Bangalore'e weather is like air-conditioning. However I still feel like a Boiling Frog.

PS: For the mods, s*** above stands for "supa" like "supaaaA" or "super".

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I do not understand under what context you mentioned that rain do not bring relief.
Well yeah essential technicalities of ground water replenishment and otherwise purificatory benefits apart my context was that rain will not bring much relief to the temperature itself, rather it cloaks the heat temporarily until the next wave of heat comes in. The only real temperature change would be when the sun's rays become less intense as the season transitions into monsoon and winter.

I do indeed notice that it gets hotter every summer by the year, yet even this years level of heat has hardly bothered me. I've yet to be defeated by the heat in this city, and that included 3 hour sports drills in school where many others collapsed like cards.. the only time I was flattened by the heat was up north and that was scary. Comparatively the summer this time is like 40% of it.

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I hope you are aware of the boiling frog experiment
Ah yes I've indeed studied it in detail, it was compared to identifying murky and dangerous business deals or situations and getting out of it before hitting boiling point.

As of this summer I guess I'm in the comfortable stage of the experiment, the water is lukewarm and the body feels at home in it, we'll see what next year throws up though.
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Heavy rains and Hailstorms there? We had them in Guwahati last week, after which rain god has taken a small break. Hoping for a good monsoon this year in this part of the country.
I was in Delhi for past 2 weeks. It was horribly dry there. Got the news of Tezpur also drying up. Came back today, hoping to have a good shower now.
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Big storm in Nashik. ~40-50kph Wind, rain, hail and thunder! On since past 1+ hour. Temperatures down to mid 20s. Natural Aircon!! That's why I love Nasik!
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Got good showers for about an hour over here in coimbatore. It was a much needed relief from the continuous heat wave which had hit there area for sometime now.
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Thunder showers for more than one hour in south Bangalore. I believe, it is raining in other parts of Bangalore too.
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light shower at LIC colony 3rd block Jayanagar Bangalore.
Lasted all of 10mins and didnt even wet the road !
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It has been raining here in Tezpur from almost everyday from last one week. Even now it is drizzling from morning.

Weatherman predict this is just the beginning, this continuous drizzling is going to turn into heavy downpour.
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It has been raining here in Tezpur from almost everyday from last one week. Even now it is drizzling from morning.

Weatherman predict this is just the beginning, this continuous drizzling is going to turn into heavy downpour.
Hi, brother,it is so exiting to know that you are from Tezpur,,now I will tell you why I am excited about Tezpur,, Today I am 63 yrs young,,I will go back to 1972 when I passed out from school,My brother in law is Retd wing Commander of Indian air force and in 1972 he was based in Air Force Station Tezpur.Now in that year,I was waiting for my DSC results so I could join Automobile engineering course.But there was a gap of 2 months free time to do nothing.That very month my brother in law was sent to Jungle and snow survival course by I AF...My dad said to me ' Your sister is alone at Tezpur go and stay with her '. In those days IAForce had no officers accommodation and pilots were given accommodation in a open plot full of snakes,scorpions,and they lived in BAASHAAS..these were straw covered huts.. Imagine how pilots stayed in them...I used to go to a place 2 kms from Air Force Station named TANHALI to get groceries which were not available in the canteen of I AF.station....can you put some light on my post,else ask your dad,mom,about subject matter.
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Chennai has gone back to no-rain-for-forseeable-future mode.
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Welcome rains here in Jayanagar T block , Bangalore ...perfect weather for coffee and some snacks
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