Bhubaneswar: Odisha weather may get cooler next weekend. The mercury is predicted to dip to a low in the entire western parts of the State. There is also a forecast of light rain and thunderstorm in the upcoming week.
As per the forecast of IMD and ECMWF (European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecast), isolated places in the coastal districts, especially Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapada, Jagatsinghpur and Khurda to witness some amount of light rainfall during the noon hours on the 72nd Republic Day, which is Janaury 26.
According to the IMD’s long-range forecast, Odisha will witness a sharp fall in the night time temperature starting from the coming weekend (January 30). The forecast shows that the minimum temperature in the districts of Sundergarh, Jharsuguda, Bargarh, Sonepur etc will dip below 8 degrees Celsius, whereas in the rest of the districts the minimum temperature is predicted to hover between 11 -16 deg C.
However, the night time temperature will post a rise across the State from February 6, the forecast suggests.
As per ECMWF forecast, isolated places in the districts like Boudh, Angul, Deogarh, Keonjhar, Sundergarh, Khurda and Cuttack are likely to witness thunderstorm during the evening hours (3-6 pm) on January 29.
The ECMWF forecast predicts light rainfall at some places in the districts like Nabrangpur, Nuapada, Kalahandi, Kandhamal, Ganjam, Sundergarh, Angul, Dhenkanal and Puri on January 28. Rain at some isolated pockets in the coastal districts is also predicted till February 4.
The country’s top weather forecaster IMD in its long-range forecast predicts of light rainfall during the coming week of January 29 – February 4.