Monsoon Likely To Set In Over Odisha On June 16

Bhubaneswar: Heat wave conditions are likely to continue in interior parts of Odisha till June 13 while the south-west monsoon was expected to set over the state on June 16, the Centre for Environment and Climate (CEC), run by SOA Deemed to be University here, said on Tuesday.

Pre-monsoon showers were expected in Odisha from June 14 while the monsoon could cover the entire state by June 19 or 20, a CEC release said.

Heat wave conditions, it said, would continue in coastal Odisha till June 12 after which the temperature might decrease. The conditions, however, would support thundershowers and drag the monsoon current towards the land mass.

The cyclonic storm ‘Vayu’ stationed over east-central Arabian Sea, about 350 km west-southwest of Goa, was likely to cross south Gujarat coast in the early hours of June 13 after which it would weaken, the release said.

The monsoon current might advance towards interior Karnataka, Telengana and Andhra Pradesh from June 14, it said.