Bhubaneswar: As per the long-range forecast made by IMD numerical weather models, the mercury in Odisha will rise over 32 degrees Celsius from February 25.
The day time maximum temperature in the State is predicted to touch 34 degree Celsius from March 4. The districts that are likely to experience heat are Ganjam, Kandhamal, Nayagarh, Boudh, Subarnapur and Bolangir.
Meanwhile, the latest forecast by IMD, reveals that till February 17, the day time temperature in all the districts, except northern and north coastal Odisha, will record a maximum temperature of over 32 degree Celsius. However, the night temperatures are predicted to remain cooler.
The rainfall in the first two coming monsoon months (June – July) in Odisha will witness above-normal precipitation this year.