State Starts to Sweat as Mercury Set to Rise

Published: 19th February 2015 06:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th February 2015 06:03 AM   |  A+A-

BHUBANESWAR: This is spring time but if you are already feeling the pinch of summer, you are probably right. For, hot days are here and will stay.

 Large parts of the State - coastal and western districts - experienced what could be the early onset of summer as day temperature soared by at least two to six degree Celsius above normal on Wednesday.

Bhawanipatna recorded 36 degree Celsius, while mercury read 35 degree C at Balangir and Titlagarh. In Malkangiri, State’s southernmost district, the maximum day temperature was 35.5 degree Celsius.

The Capital City recorded 33.4 degree Celsius, at least one degree above normal. In many places, the night temperature was well above normal. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) said the weather will remain dry over the State and mercury will continue to rise till February 25.

“Though there are possibilities of thundersquall activity in the State, it is not occurring because of the unfavourable wind flow,” Director of IMD Sarat Chandra Sahu said. The weather office said during February and March, unseasonal thundersquall activities are likely to take place but infrequently, which means day temperature may continue to rise.

The IMD said weather of northwest India has been affected by active Western Disturbances which have induced cyclonic circulations leading to a reversal of wind pattern. This has led to a sharp rise in both day and night temperatures over plains of West, North-West India and central parts of India.


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