Temperature To Soar Across The State From March 13: Met Dept

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Bhubaneswar: The Regional Meteorological Department (MeT) has forecasted a significant rise in day temperature across the state by 2-3 degrees Celsius over the next 2-3 days from March 13. Post this, light to moderate rain caused by Nor’wester is likely to lash areas of Balangir, Boudh, Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, Nuapada and Sonepur districts.

The forecast further stated that disturbances in the Bay of Bengal have resulted in the formation of a trap line over West Bengal, Odisha and Chhattisgarh. This would trigger rainfall in these states after March 13. Rainfall, accompanied by thunderstorm and gusty wind might also be experienced.

In the past 24 hours, the highest temperature in the state was recorded at Malkangiri where mercury soared to 37 degrees. Similarly, Angul recorded 35.1, Titlagarh 34.0, Bolangir 33.8 and Talcher 33.8 degree Celsius. As many as 18 cities recorded temperatures higher than 30 degrees Celsius on March 9.

Capital city Bhubaneswar recorded 33.1 and Cuttack recorded 32.0 degrees Celsius. The MeT department has also predicted that day temperature might touch 39 degrees in Bhubaneswar by next week.

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