Low pressure area in Bay of Bengal piles heat on Goa


December started with a nip in the air and a minimum temperature of 20.4C, but a trough of low at the mean sea level in the Bay of Bengal has once again mucked up the weather.
On Wednesday, the maximum temperature shot up to a sultry 35.3C after the meteorological centre recorded 34.7C a day earlier on Tuesday. "This is because of the low pressure area in the Bay of Bengal," K V Singh, director, met centre, Altinho, said.
The minimum temperature also rose to 23.5C on Tuesday and 23.8C on Wednesday morning. But the mercury slightly dropped (-5) to 34.8C during the day on Wednesday, as compared to Tuesday.
On Wednesday, the humidity in the morning was 73%, just 1% more than normal and 66% in the evening, 6% above normal.
The trough of low at mean sea level from southwest to west central Bay of Bengal still persists. The forecast for the next 24 hours is cloudy sky, met department sources said. The sultry weather is caused by overcast conditions. "It will take some time for the temperatures to come down," Singh said.
On October 19, the temperature had shot up to 36.3C. [TOI]