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Odisha To Experience North-Westerly Till May 9, Humidity To Prevail: Met

07 May 2019

Debashish Maharana

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Bhubaneswar: As Odisha is reeling under acute humidity and flash rains with thundershower in the afternoon hours post Cyclone FANI, the Regional Met Centre of IMD today predicted that the humidity level in the atmosphere to prevail while north-westerly is likely till May 9.

Talking to OMMCOM NEWS, Bhubaneswar Met Centre weatherman Sudarshan Mishra said, “Due to the cyclonic circulation between our State and West Bengal, it will have its impact on Odisha. Hence, in some of the places there will be light rain like the coastal districts, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Kandhamal, Rayagada. Also there will be thunder squall activity today and within the next 24 hours. Gusty wind speed may go upto 30-40 kmph along with lightning and thunderstorm.”

He added, “Rain is also likely tomorrow. In coastal Odisha there will be light rain. Same situation will be observed in places of Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Kandhamal, Rayagada etc. North-Westerly activities are likely to remain on May 7, 8 and 9.”  

The weather expert also predicted, “We hope that heatwave condition will prevail in the interior parts of Odisha.”

He explained, “The main reason behind humidity is moisture. Now the temperature is rising. In some places it is above 40 degree Celcius. The places are Jharsuguda, Titilagarh, Sambalpur, etc. While Jharsuguda has recorded 40, Titilagarh and Samblapur have recorded around 42 degree Celcius. When the temperature rises and similarly moisture level goes up, humidity is felt.”

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Sudarshan Mishra, Weatherman, Regional Met Dept