In what could be dubbed as a final respite for the denizens in the state suffering from scorching heatwave since months, the MeT department predicted today that the Monsoon is only two to three days away from Odisha. Similarly, it predicted low pressure induced rainfall in coastal Odisha shortly.
In good news for denizens in the State suffering from blistering heatwave since months, the Meteorological department predicted Monsoon onset by June 10.
Mercury continued to soar on Sunday in major parts of the State with Angul scorching at 44.7 degree Celsius while the day temperature breached the 44 degree Celsius mark in at least four places 40 degree Celsius in at least 15 places in the State. The State capital recorded 43.6 degree Celsius. On Saturday Bhubaneswar recorded 38.8 degree Celsius.
Amid the prevailing scorching heat conditions weathermen are predicting pre-monsoon showers in most parts of the State from June 8 and arrival of southwest monsoon on Odisha coast by second week of June.
There was no relief from the heatwave conditions as the sweltering heat intensified in most parts of the State on Friday with Angul becoming the hottest place at 44.1 degree Celsius in the State. Apart from Bolangir, nine places recorded above 40 degree Celsius today.
The mercury continued to soar in many parts of the State, with 10 places, including Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, recording temperatures of more than 40 degree Celsius.
Mercury climbed down about five-six degree Celsius in many parts of the State, except four western Odisha towns, bringing the much-needed relief to the people from the sweltering heatwave.
Searing heat persisted in western Odisha with Bolangir becoming the hottest place in the state recording 44.7 degree Celsius today, even as the coastal region witnessed a slight fall in the day temperature.
Even as the India Metrological Department (IMD) predicted Norwesters in most parts of the State in the next 24 hours, at least 13 places in Odisha recorded above 40 degree Celsius today. Bhawanipatna and Bolangir were the hottest places at 45.2 degree Celsius today.
Titlagarh remained the hottest place in the State for the second day on Tuesday with maximum temperature at 46.5 degree Celsius against 47 degree Celsius on Monday. Today, at least 13 places recorded above 40 degree Celsius.