Bengaluru: Scorching heat awaits Bengalureans this summer as the city temperature reached 33 degrees Celsius.

With the minimum temperature touching 20 degrees Celsius on Tuesday, the weatherman predicted that dry weather will prevail over the next five days. 

According to Director of Karnataka State Natural Disaster Management Centre (KSNMDC), Srinivas Reddy, the hot weather pattern as witnessed in the city in 2005 will repeat itself this year, as similar conditions of scorching summer heat, like 14 years ago, have begun to show in February itself.

"On February 17, 2005, the maximum temperature was 35.9 degrees Celsius and the minimum temperature crossed 21 degrees Celsius. This year, Bengaluru may witness similar weather as over the last few days, the maximum temperature in the city almost touched 33 degrees Celsius. One would not be surprised if the city temperature touches over 36 degrees Celsius in March."

According to Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) a maximum of 32.8 degrees Celsius and 32.1 degrees Celsius on Tuesday and Wednesday respectively with an increase in minimum temperature of 20.5 degrees Celsius and 18.2 degrees Celsius.

Doctors have advised the use of umbrellas and have asked people to ensure that they are hydrated. Furthermore, they have advised against long exposure to the sun between 12pm to 3pm is very risky.