Get out your woollens, folks!

Well, the temperatures in Bangalore have definitely been dropping over the last few days. There’s something I like about this cool/cold weather though. There’s a slight nip in the air when you wake up in the morning. A bunch of folks gather around the local tea vendor to have a shot of garam chai. The neighbourhood dogs curl up a little tighter and the little pups stick close to each other sharing their body warmth. They’re not so keen on chasing strange vehicles anymore.

Ah, it’s winter once more! According to a report in today’s papers, it’s going to be a cold winter so look forward to a few chilly mornings and evenings in the weeks to come. Get out your woollens, socks, cardigans and jackets – it’s time to don some warm clothes – at least for a few weeks :) The temperatures might drop lower than previous years, it warns.

Hot bhutta on a cold winter morning in Bangalore

I think we’re so lucky in Bangalore to have near perfect weather – not so hot in summer and not so cold in winter! A little bit of chill in the air, is all the more reason to stay a little longer in bed, to curl up with a book and a hot cuppa chai (or coffee!) on the balcony, enjoying the winter sun, or bite into a hot pepper and lemon bhutta. Ummm… life’s little pleasures are hard to beat!

10 Comments so far

  1. mark (unregistered) on December 7th, 2006 @ 10:58 am

    A low of 16 degrees Celsius is considered chilly?


  2. Mehak (unregistered) on December 7th, 2006 @ 10:59 am

    :((…the best thing about Bangalore I miss is the perfect weather

  3. anita (unregistered) on December 7th, 2006 @ 11:00 am

    mark: hehe. yes :) we’re from a hot country, remember? anything below 15-16 is cool/cold/chilly and time to bring out the woollies! we don’t get much of a chance otherwise.

  4. Ravi (unregistered) on December 7th, 2006 @ 12:29 pm

    You forget cold creams, moisturizers and ‘cracked (chapped?)lips’ creams too!!!

  5. Rajesh (unregistered) on December 7th, 2006 @ 9:23 pm

    yes, the minimum temp expected today is 14 deg C.

    we enjoy it fully, only issue is getting off bed in the morning….Bangalore climate for me is the #01 gift.

  6. shub (unregistered) on December 8th, 2006 @ 7:13 am

    The foggy mornings,loads of moisturiser, lots of chai, warm woolly blankets…
    Ahhh Bangalore winters!!

  7. randramble (unregistered) on December 8th, 2006 @ 8:59 am

    Can the summers still be considered not-so-hot?

  8. anita (unregistered) on December 8th, 2006 @ 12:18 pm

    ravi: ah yes, stocking up already!!

    rajesh: you’re right! i did think about it too :)

    shubh: :)

    randramble: compared to cities like chennai and delhi, yes! there are some really hot days in summer, but its very rare that you get a long spell. and it’s never as bad as sultry sweaty mumbai and hot unbearable delhi!

  9. rubic_cube (unregistered) on December 14th, 2006 @ 1:41 am

    I just returned from a short business trip to Delhi. I AM TELLING YOU.. .BANGALORE IS WARM!!! :-D

  10. Chitra (unregistered) on December 14th, 2006 @ 10:46 am

    Well written. :) Enjoyed reading it. I am almost beginning to recognise your style, which speaks well about the writer in you. ‘Coz this is probably your 3rd post that I am reading!

    (I have touched upon the Bangalore weather here,

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