Updated on April 13, 2016: Forcing Odisha government to shut down its grievance cell and schools till April 20, the heatwave in Bhubaneswar has given temporary relief to the residents. The day temperature has witnessed a drop -marginal though- only to be accompanied by high humidity.
Owing to comparatively cool and moist southerly winds, the city has seen a drop of 3 degrees in its day temperature. Though the temperature has come down to 42.9°C from the all-time highest 45.8°C, heatwave is still persisting in the area as the temperature is still 6 degrees above normal.
This temperorary relief is likely to be maintained till tomorrow after which, temperatures will rise again. As per latest reports by Skymetweather, heatwave will continue to prevail in the region as dry weather is likely to persist till the weekend.
Updated on April 12, 2016: The capital city of Odisha, Bhubaneswar, is under the grip of severe heat wave this summer season. While the city recorded its highest day temperature at 43.2°C on 5th April, the mercury has been settling several notches above than the normal. Due to an unprecedented heatwave, the Naveen Patnaik government has ordered the closure of all the schools till April 20.
The city recorded the maximum temperature on Sunday which was the highest in Odisha and second highest in India. But beating its own record, city witnessed the highest ever maximum temperature on Monday evening at 45.8°C.
The all-time highest maximum temperature for Bhubaneswar stands at 45.0°C.
Heatwave is experienced when the maximum temperature over a place is above 40°C and five to six degrees above normal average temperatures.
While April is just half way through and temperatures are setting new records every other day, peak summer months may bring more harsh weather to several cities of East India.
Bhubaneswar has been witnessing a long dry spell since March 21, which has led to sharp rise in the mercury. Due to absence of any rain or cool winds, the temperatures has been on a higher side.
According to Skymet weather, the heat wave conditions in East India including Odisha and Jharkhand is likely to continue for another week.
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