BHUBANESWAR: After a sweltering week, day temperature is likely to drop across coastal parts of the State for next three days.
The weather office has predicted rain accompanied by thundershowers - hail storms as well - for next three days in many parts of the State.
According to India Meteorological Department (IMD), a Western Disturbance (WD) lying over Afghanistan and its neighbourhood has extended up to Central Arabian Sea. This has resulted in moisture incursion over Central India.
While the WD has induced an upper air cyclonic circulation over West Rajasthan, an anti-cyclonic circulation has formed over Central and adjoining North Bay of Bengal providing moisture feed over East and Northeast India. This will lead to thunderstorm activity.
Under influence of the meteorological conditions, widespread to fairly widespread rain and thunderstorm activities are very likely over Central, East and Northeast India from April 12 to 15. Thundersquall and hailstorm will also occur in Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, Marathawada, Vidarbha, Telangana, Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand.
This will result in a fall in day temperature over the State. In the last few days, large parts of the State experienced gruelling conditions as maximum day temperature soared to 43 degree Celsius in Central Odisha while it hovered over 40 degree on western pockets.
The Capital City has been recording close to 39 degree Celsius despite witnessing cloudy conditions. The Western Odisha districts saw a drop in the mercury by about three to four degree Celsius.
However, the day temperature is expected to rise yet again after April 16.