BHUBANESWAR: The fluctuating winter in the State may continue as drop in temperature will be followed by a sudden burst in rise, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Friday.
The weather office said the minimum temperature is likely to drop by four to five degrees in next 24 hours. The cold conditions will, however, prevail for three days before the mercury taking an upward swing by December 28. The year-ending days could be warmer in comparison to previous years.
The change in weather will be triggered by withdrawal of the cloudy conditions. Clear sky conditions are likely to return soon.
The truant nature of the winter, the weather office said, is linked to Jet Stream conditions which is defined by a strong wind flow from western parts of the hemisphere towards the eastern regions. The pacy wind flow is reported in higher altitudes which affects humidity as well as temperature.
"This pattern is being experienced in these parts of the country for the first time. This could be also linked to El Nino conditions which affected the monsoon this year," Director, IMD Odisha Sarat Chandra Sahu said.
The impact of change is being felt across the State where the minimum temperature has been at least five to six degree above normal whereas maximum temperature is a little below the par. Capital City Bhubaneswar on Friday reported a maximum day temperature of 25.8 degree Celsius whereas the minimum was 20, five degree higher than normal.
Daringbadi in Kandhamal, the coldest place in the State, reported a minimum temperature of 13 degree Celsius, about six degree over normal. The weather office said the weather conditions will continue to be truant though less fluctuating over next weeks. However, foggy weather will prevail in some parts.