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Odisha: Heat wave like conditions to continue till April 7

Bhubaneswar: The flow of hot air into Odisha from north-west and peninsular India and clear sky has led to heat wave like conditions and it was likely to continue till April 7, SOA’s Centre for Environment and Climate (CEC) said on Tuesday.

The scorching heat, low humidity during the day and absence of sea breeze from the Bay of Bengal had combined to push up the day temperature, Dr. Sarat Chandra Sahu, Director of CEC, said.

Dr. Sahu said the maximum day temperature might hover between 40 to 42 degrees C in most parts of interior Odisha up to April 7. The temperature might vary between 37 and 39 degrees C in coastal Odisha during the period.

There was probability of rain with thunderstorm and lightning in the afternoon or night of April 7 and the weather pattern might continue till April 9, he said adding this would favour a fall in day temperature from April 8 to 10 during which period most places might record less than 38 degrees C.

The temperature might rise again from April 11, Dr. Sahu said.