Odisha likely get respite from heat wave conditions from April 21

Odisha likely get respite from heat wave conditions from April 21

Bhubaneswar: According to the Centre for Environment and Climate (CEC) of Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA), the development of an anticyclone in the Bay of Bengal could provide relief from the ongoing extreme heat wave conditions in Odisha starting from April 21. Dr. S.C. Sahu, Director of CEC, mentioned that although the extreme heat may persist for another day on Saturday, there is a possibility of a weak sea breeze flowing into the coastal districts and nearby regions from April 21 onwards, potentially lasting until April 25.

An anticyclone, characterized by high pressure where air moves clockwise in the northern hemisphere and anti-clockwise in the southern hemisphere, is expected to influence the weather pattern.

Additionally, Dr. Sahu noted the likelihood of norwester events accompanied by rain and thunder on the evening of April 21 and the following day in coastal and southern districts of Odisha.

Despite these expected changes, daytime temperatures are anticipated to range between 38°C and 41°C in the interior districts and between 37°C and 39°C along the coastal belt. Some areas might even experience temperatures below 36°C.

However, Dr. Sahu warned that temperatures may rise again after April 26 due to the disappearance of the anticyclone and the absence of sea breeze, with daytime temperatures potentially reaching 44°C or 45°C by April 28 and persisting until April 30.