Bhubaneswar: In view of continuous global warming and Earth’s changing weather patterns, Odisha may witness severe heat ahead in the year 2020.
According to weather experts, the maximum temperature at all the places in Odisha may increase by 1 to 2 degree Celsius during summer this year as compared to 2019.
As per forecast by weathermen, the year 2020 likely to be hot year for Odisha. The cold wave may continue till mid of February and there may be hot weather towards March last week that may continue till the month of June this year.
The hot days are ahead after the winter in Odisha, especially in western region, where most of towns may stand above 45 degree Celsius.
Meanwhile, the weathermen predicted ‘normal’ downpour across the state during monsoon this year.
As the year 2019 was the hottest year, the global warming is expected to continue this year too. The global temperature may rise by over 1.11 degree Celsius in 2020 making the year as the hottest since 2011, opined weather expert Surendranath Pasupalak.
He predicted extreme heat during summer and monsoon season normal.
Also, the state may face natural disasters like floods and cyclones in the year 2020, he said.