Bhubaneswar, May 25 UNI | 2 months ago

Incessant rains across Odisha triggered by a low pressure in the Bay of Bengal off South Odisha and Andhra Pradesh today brought much relief to the sizzling heat wave condition that gripped the state for more than a month with mercury rising to as high as 45.8 degree Celsius.

Till yesterday, all major towns in the state more particularly in the Western Odisha have been witnessing an intense heat wave condition throwing normal life out of gear as in most of the places the mercury shot up to 42 to 44 degree Celsius.

However, yesterday's well marked low pressure area over central Bay of Bengal which lies over West Central and adjoining Northwest Bay of Bengal off south Odisha and north Andhra Pradesh today triggered heavy to very heavy rains at many places bringing down the the day temperature to below 30 degree Celsius at 12 places and between 30 to 35 degree Celsius in 11 places.

Met sources said rain and thundershower would occur at most places over the state during next 48 hours.

Very heavy rainfall would occur at one or two places over districts of coastal Odisha and Mayurbhanj, Jajpur and Dhenkanal districts.

Similarly, heavy rainfall would occur at one or two places over the districts of interior Odisha during next 48 hours.

The rains will likely to lash the state for another two days resulting in a further decline in the day temperature and a much respite to the blistering heat wave condition that prevailed in the state for past fortnight.

(Posted on 26-05-2014)