Monsoon to breach set date with Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The arrival of monsoon in Odisha is likely to be delayed as the conditions are still not favourable for its advancement, informed Bhubaneswar Regional Centre of the India Meteorological Department today.

However, the southwest monsoon has picked up some pace after remaining stagnant over the Andaman sea for over a week. The Northern Limit of Monsoon (NLM) has advanced into the southern Maldives-Comorin area, around 400km from the Kerala coast.

As per latest forecast, the monsoon is likely to hit Kerala coast between June 5 and 8. Moreover, the rainfall over the country as a whole for the 2019 southwest monsoon season (June to September) is most likely to be normal, said IMD.

The Bhubaneswar Regional Meteorological Centre informed that the heat wave condition will prevail in Odisha for the next two to three days.

Meteorologist Charan Behera informed that there will be a slight dip in the temperature as several parts of Odisha will experience Nor’wester rain in coming days.