The weather, currently.
Will the forecast be a trick or a treat? Well, it won't be as sweet as a bag of candy - but overall fair conditions are expected for the kids as they head out for trick or treating tomorrow evening. Monday morning will start out under variable cloudiness with a few isolated showers and wake-up temperature near 4°C. It will remain mainly cloudy for the day as a system moves into the lower great lakes. It is not very organized and the moisture it brings with it will be scattered. Expect on and off showers through the late morning continuing into the afternoon. Again not a soaking rain or a continuous event. The high will be a mild 12°C. The wind will be light from the NE and the uv index 2 or low. Your Halloween forecast is below.
Monday Night: Mainly cloudy with fog patches and scattered showers but remaining mild. The low will be 10°C.
What you need to know, currently.
We have a new story up today by Anna Abraham on flooding in Bengaluru and the ways state mismanagement and irresponsible real estate development has heightened flood risks for the poor.
"In August and September, heavy rainfall brought the city to a standstill. Over 1500 slum-dwellers are still seeking support to rebuild their lives, while many billionaires found themselves conveniently rescued by boat, the media attention it garnered being perhaps the only pro to the situation.
The sudden increase in Bengaluru rainfall, a pattern seen in the last few years, has been attributed to global warming. There has been a 162 percent increase in average rainfall since June this year — the city, which receives an average of 970-999 mm of rainfall a year, has broken all past records by receiving the highest annual rainfall of 1,704 mm, according to the India Meteorological Department observatory. Even more, rainfall is expected to follow, once the northeast monsoon winds arrive.
But climate change is not the sole culprit."