Come Monday (June 12), when the Juggernaut stands ready to roll in a grand way on the grand road, though without the fervour of devotees, it seems the skies too will open up on that sacred day.
As the world-famous car festival of the lord of universe, this year will take place on July 12 (Monday), what weather will prevail in the sacred town of Puri?
Well, the prevailing environment there will remain sombre as due to pandemic compulsion, devotees are not allowed to have a glimpse of their dear lord, the State administration has made full-proof bandobast to ensure smooth conduct of the annual car fest this year.
However, here we will take a glance at the other weather - what will be the mood of skies on that sacred day?
A glance at the weather models of ECMWF, GSF and IITM MME, this year on the annual grand Rath Yatra day, the sky is likely to remain overcast. Humidity to rule high. The detailed timeline is given below:
- Rain showers likely on Sunday at midnight.
- Again early morning showers predicted at around 5-8 am.
- Humidity in the early morning hours will be very high. But the maximum temperature to remain around 32 deg C
- It seems rain may drench the pahandi rituals of Lord Jagannath as showers are predicted again at around 10 am
- Rain showers may be likely during the rituals like Chera pahara,
- The forecast shows rain likely between 1-3 pm.
- However. after giving the clouds space to wash the sacred feet of Lord Jagannath. the Sun will bloom on the horizon. when the chariots are ready to take a roll to the Gundicha temple.
- Skies will clear up at around 4 pm.
- Rain unlikely till 8 pm
- No thunder shower predicted. Only rain showers.
- A total of 2mm rainfall/3hour predicted in Puri on Monday (July 12). The accumulated rainfall is estimated at around 24 mm.
As per IMD's latest weather bulletin, low pressure will form near Andhra Pradesh- Odisha coast by tomorrow. The system will induce heavy rainfall at isolated places in south coastal Odisha, that includes Puri. Fairly widespread rain is predicted in the State from Monday (July 12) to Wednesday (July 14).