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    Bengaluru: Bengaluru, known for its pleasant weather, is facing a harsh reality this year. The city has just witnessed its driest April in the last 41 years, according to the India Meteorological Department (IMD). 

    Zero Rainfall Recorded 

    The IMD observatory in Bengaluru recorded a staggering zero millimetres of rainfall throughout the month. This marks a significant departure from the norm, as the city typically experiences pre-monsoon showers in April. 

    1983: The Last Time It Was This Dry 

    The last time Bengaluru saw such a dry April was in 1983. Since then, the city has consistently received some rainfall during this month. This year, however, marks a worrying break in that pattern. 

    Light Drizzle Fails to Make a Difference 

    While some parts of the city did experience a light drizzle on April 19th and 20th, these sprinkles weren’t enough to be officially recognized as rainfall by the IMD. All three official observation stations – Bengaluru City, Kempegowda International Airport, and HAL Airport – recorded zero rainfall on those days. 

    Significant Rainfall Deficiency Across the Region 

    The lack of rain isn’t just a Bengaluru phenomenon. According to the Karnataka State Natural Disaster Monitoring Centre (KSNDMC), 12 districts, including Bengaluru Urban, faced a significant rainfall deficiency during April. This indicates a concerning trend of below-average precipitation across the region. 

    What Does This Mean? 

    The lack of rain has likely led to a rise in temperatures and could impact water availability in the coming months. With the monsoon season approaching, monitoring the situation and preparing for any potential challenges is crucial. 

    Looking Ahead 

    While April might have been a record-breaker for dryness, Bengaluru residents can still hope for a good monsoon season. However, the recent weather patterns highlight the importance of water conservation and sustainable practices to ensure the city’s long-term water security. 

     

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