IMD predicts rise in heat wave
Bhubaneswar: The advent of heat waves before the end of February has started effecting the daily life of people. While temperature has already touched the 40 degree Celsius mark, the regional office of Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that the temperature will rise further in coming days.
The IMD has informed that the temperature will remain normal for two to three days, but from March 2 there will be a surge in the temperature.
IMD local centre Director, Sarat Chandra Sahu, said, “Temperature will remain constant till February 28 or March 01, but there are chances of increase in the temperature from March 02 or 03. The temperature will remain proportionately same as the last 20 to 22 years.”
Denizens of the Capital city have also started feeling the heat waves after which living without fan and AC has become difficult.
If we take a look at the temperature of Bhubaneswar in the month of February for last five years, in February 2013 the highest temperature recorded was 37 degree Celsius, in 2014 it was 37 degree, in 2015 it was 37.2 degree and in 2016 it was 40.9 degree.
All time record temperature was recorded in February 1963 that was 42.7 degree Celsius. And in the current year the highest temperature in February till date is recorded to be 37 degree Celsius.
A resident of Bhubaneswar was of the opinion, “Excess heat wave is felt due to which we have to keep water bottle with us while moving out along with umbrella and black goggles. The summer impact which we should have felt in March has begun from February.”