Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, May 29:
Even as temperatures in Odisha recorded a marginal rise today, the local Met office here has predicted rainfall in the state in the next 72 hours.
“Going by the satellite imagery, rainfall is likely in some parts in the south and north and coastal districts in the next three days. The rains are likely to start on June 1 and last till June 5. The southwest monsoon, which is expected to hit Kerala coast by June 5, will take at least 10 days to hit the Odisha coast by mid-June. Taking this into consideration, Odisha will have pre-monsoon rain this time”, director of Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar, Dr Sarat Sahu told the media here today.
Meanwhile, temperature went up to 40 degrees and above in five places of the state today.
While Sambalpur recorded the highest temperature in the state at 41 degree Celsius, it was 40.3 in Hirakud, 40.5 in Bhawanipatna and 40 degree each in Titlagarh and Sonepur.
Though there was no intense heat wave, abnormal rise in humidity made the plight of the people miserable in the coastal districts.