Summer Makes Quiet Entry! 8 Places In Odisha Record Temp Above 34 Deg C
Bhubaneswar: In spite of the fact that parts of Odisha are still under the grip of cold weather conditions, coupled with light to moderate showers in last few days, the observation of India Meteorological Department (IMD) with regard to rise in maximum temperature to beyond 34 degrees in as many as 8 major stations by the third week of February, hints at an early onset of summer this year.
As per the data released by the Regional Meteorological Centre of IMD, maximum temperature of 35.7 degree Celsius was recorded in the capital city Bhubaneswar in the last 24 hours. Similarly, Sonepur saw maximum temperature of 35.2 degrees, followed by Angul 35.1 degrees, Bhawanipatna 34.5, Nayagarh 34.5, Talcher 34.2, Sambalpur and Cuttack 34.2 degrees respectively.
The lowest minimum temperature was witnessed in G Udayagiri (10 deg C), followed by Sundargarh, Boudh and Daringbadi, where mercury stood at 13 degrees Celsius. Similiguda recorded night temperature of 13.1 deg, Bolangir 13.4 deg, and Koraput 15 degrees. The highest fall of -3.6 degrees in minimum temperature was witnessed at Puri, while the highest rise of +2 deg C in the minimum temperature was seen at #Nayagarh during the last 24 hours.
The MeT Centre has said that there will be no large change in minimum temperature (night temperature) over the districts of Odisha during the next two to three days.
In the past 24 hours, Tangarpali received 35.4mm rainfall, followed by Laikera 17.2 mm, Kirmara 16.7mm, Bamra 15.2mm, Hemgiri 11mm, Rajgangpur 10.2mm, Sundargarh 10mm and Kuchinda 8.2 mm rainfall, the Regional Meteorological Centre mentioned.