Bhubaneswar: India Meteorological Department predicts Odisha may experience rain on New Year. According to the India Meteorological Department (IMD), a fresh Western Disturbance is very likely to affect the Western Himalayan region from December 30 night onwards. Under its influence, major parts of northwest and central India may experience fairly widespread to widespread rainfall accompanied by hailstorm at isolated places during December 31, January 1 and over East India on January 2.
On New Year, light to moderate rainfall likely in one or two places of Odisha as well as hailstorm in the State’s western region. The remaining parts of the State may witness light rainfall along with fall in temperature till January 3.
As per the forecast by Regional Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar, light rainfall is likely in several towns in the State’s northern parts. Rains are also expected in one or two places over the southern districts of Ganjam, Koraput, Rayagada and Nabarangpur on December 28.
The temperature may fall by 2 to 4 degree Celsius from December 28 till 30 and again change in temperature likely from December 31 night.