4% Extra Rainfall From June Till Date In Odisha, Dry Weather To Remain Next 5 Days: Met

Bhubaneswar: The Regional Met Centre of India Meteorological Department (IMD) today informed that Odisha has received four per cent extra rainfall from June till date this year and as the southwest monsoon has already started gradually withdrawing from Odisha, dry weather condition will persists for the next five days.

In his media briefing, IMD’s Regional Met Centre director H.R. Biswas said, “In the last 24 hours, most of the places in Odisha had mostly dry weather barring one or two places where rainfall was experienced, like Rayagada district. The main weather forecast for today is that favourable conditions being built up for withdrawal of monsoon from rest of our districts in Odisha in the next 24 hours. Even there are chances of withdrawal of monsoon from entire country in the next 24 hours.”

He added, “The weather forecast for the next five days indicates that mostly dry weather conditions to continue. Minimum temperature or night temperature has dipped a bit since last night. Other places, having normal night temperature now, will also gradually experience a fall.”

On the rainfall figure, the weatherman informed, “99% rainfall recorded this year from June 1 to September 30. 1302.09 mm rainfall against 1250 mm normal rainfall recorded between June 1 and October 27. It’s 4% extra rainfall. The two districts of Malkangiri and Jharsuguda districts received excess rainfall this year. In October, there had been three low pressure systems like a depression, a deep depression and a low pressure area.

Hence, the State received 71% excess rainfall between October 1 and 27. Large excess rainfall recorded in 18 districts, excess in five districts while normal rainfall has been recorded in seven districts.”

He also informed, “Bhubaneswar and Cuttack city areas will experience mainly clear sky for the next 3-4 days. So far temperature of Bhubaneswar city is concerned, the maximum will be 32 degree Celcius and minimum will be around 20 degree Celcius.”

H.R. Biswas, Director, IMD Bhubaneswar