Bhubaneswar: As the Regional Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar forecasted next 48 hours will be favourable for the South-West monsoon’s onset in Odisha, there has been a considerable decline in day temperature at various places today.
The data provided by the meteorological centre mentioned two places in the State recorded maximum day temperature at 40 degrees Celsius or above.
Balangir was the hottest at 41.2 degrees Celsius today followed by Titlagarh at 40.4 degrees Celsius.
“Conditions are favourable for further advance of monsoon into some more parts of north Arabian sea, some more parts of Gujarat state, some parts of south Madhya Pradesh, entire Madhya Maharashtra, Marathwada, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, some parts Vidarbha and Telangana, some more parts of Andhra Pradesh, Westcentral & northwest Bay of Bengal, some parts of Odisha, Gangetic West Bengal, Jharkhand, entire Sub-Himalayan West Bengal and some more parts of Bihar during next 48 hours,” the IMD said in its bulletin issued this morning.
Some places in the State have already received pre-monsoon showers, thereby resulting in fall in the maximum temperature.
Till 5:30 pm on Tuesday, Balasore recorded 54mm, Keonjhar – 21.6 mm, Daringbadi – 20 mm, Paralakhemundi – 18.6 mm, Angul – 18 mm, Jajpur – 18 mm, Nayagarh – 13.2 mm and Nuapada – 8 mm rainfall.