Heat Woes to Linger Till May 6 in Odisha

The extended forecast of the India Meteorological Department says there will be no relief from the heat wave till May 6.

Published: 23rd April 2016 06:18 AM  |   Last Updated: 23rd April 2016 06:18 AM   |  A+A-

HEAT

BHUBANESWAR: As mercury soared to new heights in the State with Titlagarh recording a staggering 47.5 degree Celsius, there is more bad news in store. The extended forecast of the India Meteorological Department says there will be no relief from the heat wave till May 6.

Both the day and night temperatures will remain above normal over Odisha and neighbouring States. Severe conditions are unlikely but heat wave will prevail for next 15 days, the national weather forecaster said.

On Friday, as many as 15 stations recorded maximum temperature above 40 degree Celsius of which nine had mercury above 44 degree C. Titlagarh continued to be on the boil with the day temperature on a northward march as the maximum temperature read 47.5 degree C.

Private forecaster Skymet had predictions similar to IMD. It said the current month is likely to end with intense heat wave conditions. Many areas in West Bengal, Odisha, Jharkhand and Bihar are reeling under severe heat wave so much so that highest day temperature has been clocking above the 45 degree mark in several parts of Odisha, it said.

“When temperatures start increasing well above the average, pre-monsoon showers take over and bring in relief from extreme weather conditions. However, this year, excessive heat accumulation in absence of rains is only causing more trouble,” its analysis said.

Skymet said coastal areas, where mercury remains more or less in tolerable brackets, have observed high anomaly and humid conditions have become a norm. “The absence of weather system has resulted in an increase in the highest day temperature. No rainfall is expected even in the coastal regions of Odisha and West Bengal,” it added.

So far, seventy-three unconfirmed sun stroke deaths have been received from different parts of the State. On Friday, two deaths were confirmed by the Government. Another 49 cases are still under investigation. As per the Health and Family Welfare Department, 28 patients with heat-related complaints were treated in different hospitals on Thursday.

The weather office said there is no weather system in sight which may provide any rain relief.

Stay up to date on all the latest Odisha news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp