Bhubaneswar on Sunday recorded 35.3 degree Celsius, the warmest day of the season giving ample signals of the sweltering days to come.
The City also emerged the hottest place of the State. Titlagarh, which is located on the hot zone of Odisha, recorded 35 degree Celsius. Bhubaneswar, the India Meteorological Department said, was at least four degree hotter than normal. On Saturday, the City had recorded 34.6 degree which was six degree above normal.
The IMD said the warm conditions will continue till February 4/5 after which mercury may drop by about two degrees but will remain above 30 degree Celsius. “Due to a Western Disturbance over northern India, there could be cloudy conditions and mild drizzle in the State around February 7 which will lead to further fall,” Director IMD, Odisha Sarat Chandra Sahu said.
The hot conditions have caused apprehension across the globe as 2015 winter has been described as one of the warmest in the recent times.
Several international weather organisations have already predicted that the summer of 2016 could be a harsh one while the monsoon rains may also be deficient like 2015. This has led to serious apprehensions of drought conditions prolonging in many parts of the country which in turn would affect food production and aggravate the agrarian crisis. Odisha reported drought in 26 districts in 2015 kharif season and saw over 150 farmers ending their lives over crop-loss and debt burden.
Courtesy: The New Indian Express