Bhubaneswar: Withdrawing the heat wave warning issued for Odisha, the Meteorological Department today predicted that several parts of northern, southern and coastal districts in the State will experience thunderstorm and rainfall activities in next three-four days.

The Nor'wester rain is likely to bring down the temperature further in these parts of the State.
“Rainfall activity due to Nor'wester will gradually increase in south Odisha after three-four days,” said HR Biswas, director Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre adding that the Cyclone Vayu is likely to delay the monsoon onset in Odisha.

Thanks to Nor'wester rain in several parts of Odisha yesterday, there was a marginal drop in day temperatures today.

Seven places recorded maximum temperature above 40 degrees Celsius today with the mercury breaching 43 degree Celsius mark in Sundergarh and Titlagarh. Talcher and Malkangiri recorded 41.8 degrees Celsius, Bolangir 40.5 degC, Sonepur 40.2 degC, Cuttack 36 degC, Bhubaneswar 34.7 degC.

However, normal life in western Odisha was adversely affected due to humid conditions despite a drop of few degrees in the maximum temperature. Similar weather condition prevailed in other places such as Bolangir, Sonepur, Titlagarh and Jharsuguda as well.

“Humid condition has become almost unbearable even though we got some relief after the rain yesterday,” said a resident of Sambalpur.

Echoing similar views, another resident in Sonepur said disruption in power supply has added to the woes.