Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, May 25:
People in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, as well as parts of coastal Odisha, woke up to a cool Sunday morning, thanks to welcome showers, which came as a huge relief from an unusually long spell of unrelenting heat wave, made more unbearable due to high humidity levels and frequent power cuts.
The low pressure induced rain is likely to continue intermittently across the coastal belt for the next 24 hours.
There is some good news for the western and interior parts of the state as well. The Met department today said under the influence of the well-marked low pressure over the bay, there would be widespread rainfall across the areas currently battling extreme heat.
The low pressure is moving in a north-northwesterly direction and would result in rainfall in western Odisha, a Met official said, adding that this weather will continue at least till May 27, after which the heat wave condition will stage a comeback and stay on for quite a while.
Temperature in excess of 44 degree will prevail in western and interior parts and there will be a considerable rise in mercury level across the coastal areas too, the official warned.