Bhubaneswar: Temperature went up alarmingly in the coastal belt of Odisha today with the capital city recording 44.9 degrees Celsius by 3 pm on Thursday. The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has sounded a serious warmth wave cautioning in the coastal regions.
Conversing with newsmen, Director of Meteorological Center, Bhubaneswar Dr Sarat Chandra Sahu said temperature in inside Odisha would descend by 3-4 degrees Celsius because of cloudy conditions and light rainfall in some parts of the state.
Referring to the rise in temperature in some parts of coastal Odisha since Wednesday, he said the wind flow which was from the south-west direction in the morning suddenly changed its course to the north-west direction by 10.30 AM resulting in the steep rise in the temperature.
“If the wind flow continues to be from the west and north-west direction, there would be a further rise in temperature in Bhubaneswar and other coastal pockets in Bhadrak, Cuttack, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Khurda, some parts of Puri district and the adjoining districts of Angul and Dhenkanal. Going by the model indicator, the Met department has sounded a severe heat wave warning in these districts for the next 3-4 days up to May 2,” Sahu informed.