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Cool Days Till 5 May

Bhubaneswar: There is less likelihood of the day temperature rising in Odisha till May 5 due to incursion of moisture laden wind from the Bay of Bengal caused by anti-cyclonic flow along the Andhra Pradesh and Odisha coast, Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA)’s  Centre of Environment and Climate (CEC) here said on Tuesday.

This anti-cyclonic flow has become favourable for availability of moisture over Odisha while local surface heating could cause sporadic norwester, also known as ‘Kalbaisakhi’, events, a CEC bulletin said.

But the day to day frequency of such events will be more in coastal and south Odisha districts, it said.

The day temperature is expected to hover around 35 or 36 degrees C on most days baring four days between May 27 and 30 when the mercury could rise up to 38 degrees C in few locations in Odisha, the bulletin said.

The frequency of ‘Kalbaisakhi’ is likely to intensify from May 1 due to combination of upper air trough from the west and increased flow of moisture from the Bay of Bengal, it said.