Bhubaneswar, June 4: The prevailing high temperature in interior Odisha and moderate temperature with high humidity in the coastal region is likely to continue till June 11 after which the temperature may fall suddenly due to the monsoon current, according to SOA’s Centre for Environment and Climate (CEC) here.

Intense heat with temperature hovering between 44 degrees C to 47 degrees C will be experienced in the interior districts during this period while one or two locations in the coastal belt could register more than 40 degrees C, a CEC bulletin issued on Saturday said.

Westerly wind may get strengthened in the Arabian Sea on June 10 and it could extend to the north creating a favorable environment for onset of the southwest monsoon in the state on June 12, the bulletin said adding it could extend over the south Odisha districts. Rainfall, however, would be light to moderate due to weak monsoon current. Heavy rainfall may be recorded at one or two places.

Pre-monsoon rains may commence in south Odisha districts from June 8.

The monsoon current may not be strong because no heavy rain bearing system is likely to be formed over the Bay of Bengal, it said.

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