Met dept predicts grueling summer beginning tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: With the day temperature rising alarming in most places in Odisha, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has warned of a hotter-than-normal summer across the country this year.

The Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar, which has predicted torrid summer in Odisha especially during March and April, said the heat wave would be felt in most places in Odisha from tomorrow.

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“The temperature is likely to remain high between March 1 and 5. It is expected that temperature between March and May will either remain at par with the temperature recorded during the corresponding period last year or it may be higher than normal,” Director, Meteorological Centre, Dr Sarat Chandra Sahu told media persons here today..
Notably, after 1901 India experienced the hottest summer in 2016. Even in January this year, the temperature across the country was .67 degree Celsius above normal.