Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) Sunday predicted that the State is likely to experience a spike in the hot weather condition during the next two days.
“Hot weather condition with above normal maximum temperature (day temperature) by about 5 degree C very likely at some places over the districts of Khurda, Cuttack, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, Balasore, Angul, Mayurbhanj including Bhubaneswar city during next 2 days,” the weather forecast stated.
It also advised the general public to take precautionary measures for hot weather while going out around noontime (11 am – 3 pm) in these areas.
While Bhubaneswar city recorded the highest maximum temperature of 40.6 degree Celsius, the lowest minimum temperature of 13.0 degree Celsius was recorded at Phulbani in the plains of Odisha.
The IMD also said that dry weather prevailed and likely to prevail over the districts of Odisha while shallow to moderate fog occurred at one or two places over the districts of Ganjam and Cuttack of coastal Odisha.
The Minimum temperatures observed marked rise at one or two places over the districts of south coastal Odisha and no large change at elsewhere over the districts of Odisha.
The temperature was above normal at many places over the districts of north interior and south coastal Odisha, at one or two places over the districts of north coastal Odisha, below normal at one or two places over the districts of south interior Odisha and normal at elsewhere over the districts of Odisha, informed the IMD midday weather bulletin.