March 02, 2022
The India Meteorological Department (IMD)’s seasonal outlook for March-May informed that the summer days might not be too harsh in Odisha this year. The weather office has indicated below normal maximum temperature over most parts of the south peninsula, east, north-east and northern plains of the country.
According to the reports, IMD further added that the downside is nights are expected to be warmer as the minimum temperature is likely to remain above normal in most parts of Odisha between March and May. Further, northern and eastern parts of Odisha are likely to witness below normal day temperatures, while southern and western regions in the State will experience normal daytime temperatures.
However, the IMD has forecast above normal temperature in southern and western Odisha in March. In its monthly outlook, the national weather forecaster has predicted that there is a 35 per cent to 45 per cent probability of maximum temperature remaining above normal in southern and western Odisha this month though the daytime temperature is expected to remain below normal in northern and eastern parts of the State.
Umasankar Das, Scientist at Bhubaneswar Meteorological Centre stated that the maximum temperature will remain below normal in most parts of the north interior and adjoining coastal districts between March and May. The temperature will remain normal in western and south interior districts during the same period. Currently, La Nina conditions are prevailing over the equatorial Pacific region. The condition is likely to weaken during the spring and will reach cold ENSO neutral conditions during the second quarter of 2022.