Cold-day likely in some parts of MP, cloud may rain in these states including Odisha, Chhattisgarh


New Delhi: Rain continues in many parts of India. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has told on Wednesday that many states including Chhattisgarh, Telangana may receive rain today. Regarding winter, the department said that there will be no significant change in the minimum temperature during the next three days in most parts of North-West India. However, after this, the minimum temperature will gradually increase by 2-3 degrees Celsius. The minimum temperature in the national capital Delhi on Wednesday rose marginally due to a partly cloudy sky and settled a notch above normal at 8.2 degrees Celsius. According to the IMD, Delhi’s maximum temperature was 18.1 degrees Celsius, which is two degrees below normal.

The department said that light/moderate rain is likely over Bihar, Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal, Sikkim, Telangana, and Coastal Andhra Pradesh till January 14. At the same time, there may be rain in Chhattisgarh and Vidarbha during this period. According to IMD, isolated heavy rains are expected in Odisha on January 13. The special thing is that the unseasonal rains in Odisha have increased the problems of the farmers.

Due to the cyclonic circulation in Odisha, there was unseasonal rain on Wednesday. The Meteorological Department has forecast more rain during the next 24 hours on Wednesday. Kalinga in the Kandhamal district has recorded the highest rainfall of 154 mm. G Udayagiri in Kandhamal district received 72.4 mm, Salebhata in Bolangir 70.4 mm, Jharigaon in Nabarangpur 65 mm, and Tikabali in Kandhamal 57 mm. Bhubaneswar has received 6.6 mm of rainfall while Cuttack has received 2 mm of rainfall.

The Met Office has predicted thunderstorms in Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack, Nayagarh, Khordha, Puri, Ganjam, Gajapati, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Dhenkanal, and Kandhamal. Special Relief Commissioner PK Jena has directed the district collectors to keep a close watch on the situation.

Apart from this, the rainy season is also expected to return in some South Indian states. IMD informed on Wednesday that light rain/thundershowers are very likely to occur at isolated places over Tamil Nadu, Puducherry and Karaikal, and Kerala and Mahe during the next 4-5 days.

According to the press release issued by IMD on Wednesday, there is a possibility of a cold wave in the next 48 hours at different places in Punjab, North Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh. At the same time, during the next two days in West Madhya Pradesh and East Madhya Pradesh, the situation of cold day to severe cold day may be ready. During the next two days, a cold day condition is likely over Punjab, Haryana and Chandigarh, and North Rajasthan during the next two days.