Vikash Sharma

People across Odisha have finally breathed a huge sigh of relief following considerable drop in maximum temperature owing to Nor’wester rains in the past couple of days.

IMD Bhubaneswar Director Manorama Mohanty on Wednesday informed that Koraput district recorded highest rainfall of 24 mm while Malkangiri recorded the highest maximum temperature of 39.3 degrees in the past 24 years. The average maximum temperature in Odisha now varies from 25 to 39 degrees and there is no possibility of further rise in mercury in the next 4 to 5 days, she said.

“In the next five days, some places across Odisha are likely to experience thunderstorm activities with lightning and gusty winds. The rainfall activity is likely to increase from tomorrow and the intensity will be more on May 10,” said Mohanty.

No Rise In Maximum Temperature In 5 Days

There is no possibility of rise in the maximum temperature in the next 5 days. In next 24 hours, several parts of northern Odisha like Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Balasore and Bhadrak are likely to experience thunderstorm activities. Thunderstorm activities are also likely to occur in other parts of the state.

"The trough line is not active, there is continuous supply of moisture from Bay of Bengal and it is attributing to rise in rainfall related activities. The maximum temperature has registered a dropped by 4 to 6 degrees in some parts of Odisha,” Mohanty added.

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