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Low Pressure Raises Hope for Rain in Bhubaneswar

While the Temple City has been reeling under the rising temperature for the past couple of weeks, the weatherman’s predictions may just bring some relief for you.

As the Temple City has been reeling under the rising temperature for the past couple of weeks, the weatherman’s predictions may just bring some relief for the city dwellers.

Temperatures in May in Bhubaneswar

Satellite picture available on the website of the India Meteorological Department shows that rain might just bring the much needed respite in a few days as a low pressure zone has developed in the Bay of Bengal.


The local meteorology department has predicted that the summer scorcher will relent briefly and several places across Odisha, including Bhubaneswar, can expect rain because of a low pressure that has developed in the Bay of Bengal.

Apart from the rain hope, the Met office has predicted that there would be some respite for residents here, as the mercury was expected to remain a few notches lower over the next few days.

“Due to the impact of low pressure, the temperature in the state would drop over the next five days and many places in the state, including Bhubaneswar and Cuttack, can expect rainfall in the next 48 hours,” Sahu said.

However, an official in the Met department said in the evening that the low pressure became weak and it would reduce the amount of rain.

Little Rain Recorded in May over the Past Decade

The trend of rainfall in May during the last 10 years shows that there is very little rain in May in Bhubaneswar. Except for 2010 and 2008, the rainfall in May has never touched 100mm in the city.

No Threat from the Depression

Head of the Regional Specialised Meteorological Centre and Cyclone Warning Division at the India Meteorological Department, New Delhi, Mrutyunjay Mohapatra, said that there was no threat from the depression formed over east-central Bay of Bengal near Andaman and Nicobar Islands near Odisha coast.

The depression was formed on May 21 and it has weakened to a low-pressure zone this morning as it has moved in the southwest direction. “There is probability of rain, but the amount will be very less and induce a cooling effect in the environment,” he said.

An official in the local met office said that if the low pressure gathered strength it could have brought more rain. However, with time it is getting weaker and it might not cause as much rain as was anticipated. But because of its impact, the temperature will drop for a few days before it again starts rising from May 28.

Courtesy: The Telegraph

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