Bhubaneswar: Odisha may witness the onset of cooler days from December first week. The minimum temperature in the State is predicted to see a 3 degree Celsius drop from the normal temperature by next weekend.
As per the latest weather outlook by IMD, the minimum temperature in Odisha may dip by around 3 degree Celsius vis-a-vis the normal from the next weekend. As per weather norms, the significant mention here is the normal temperature is defined as a maximum of 30 deg C and a minimum of 18 deg C.
The prediction, however, shows the drop will not be uniform across the State.
Districts like Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Deogarh, Angul, Dhenkanal, Sambalpur, Kandhamal, Nayagarh,Khurda, Cuttack, Mayurbhanj, Bhadrak, Jajpur and Balasore will witness a drop of around 3 degree Celsius in the night time temperature vis-a-vis the normal minimum temperature from December 1.
But in rest of the districts, the drop in temperature will only be in the range of around 1 degree Celsius.
Meanwhile, as on Saturday, seven places in the State recorded minimum temperatures below 15 degree Celsuis. While expectedly, Daringibadi emerged as the coldest place with a minimum temperature of 11 degree Celsius. Titlagarh, Phulbani, Sundargarh and Angul followed with 12.6 deg C, 13.4 deg C, 13.6 and 13.5 deg C, respectively.
Moreover, the major trend observed is drop in the minimum temperature of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack over the last week. In a span of of five days, the minimum temperature in the twin city has dropped from over 19 degree C to below 18 deg C on Saturday. The minimum temperature of the Capital City on Saturday stood at 17.9, whereas the mercury drops to 16.8 deg C in Cuttack.
Another significant weather alert is a low pressure area will form in south Bay of Bengal by next weekend. Both INCOIS and IMD models reveal formation of a low pressure area in south Bay of Bengal (shown in the picture below).
However, IMD says there is little probability of the system developing into depression. But IMD predicts the system to move west-north westwards in the first week of December, which may bring rains in Tamil Nadu and south Andhra Pradesh.