Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Apr 6:
Bhubaneswar records the highest temperature in the state with mercury touching 43.2°Celsius today, according to Met department.
The Indian Meterological Department( IMD) recorded 43.2°Celsius temperature at 2 pm in the capital of Odisha. The scorching sun leads to deserted streets in the city. Worse, weather department has said that there will be no respite in the next few days as the Kalabaishai showers are not predicted in recent future.
“There was cloud cover last night over the sky which had kept the temperature down, but it cleared off today morning. This has raised the temperature as hot winds from Central India are blowing into the plains raising the temperature,” said Sarat Chandra Sahu, Regional Director, Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar.
There is also no reports of Kalabaishaki or summer rain showers. Therefore, no respite from the heat, there is a change in wind direction with hot North-west winds blowing at 15 km/hr, he added.
According to the chief of Odisha’s meteorology department the temperature in Bhubaneswar during summers is steadily rising in recent years.
“Every year there is a steady rise in temperature during summers. On April 9, 2010 the temperature was recorded at 43.6° Celsius, 2011 saw a slight dip but every year after that the temperature has been higher than 42° Celsius in third and fourth month of April” said the Regional Director said.