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Sanjeev Kumar Patro

News Highlights

  • Very light rainfall is predicted at some places in Koraput, Rayagada and Ganjam districts on Jan 10.
  • Rain and hail/thunderstorm are predicted in as many as 5 western districts post the mid-day hours on Jan 11.
  • Whole of State is predicted to record moderate rainfall on this day, in the evening hours, the districts like Cuttack, Angul, Dhenkanal, Keonjhar, Jajpur, Bhadrak and Mayurbhanj will record good rainfall spells.

Amid Omicron surge in Odisha, the weather in the State will take a twist from this weekend. Since the State will see a transition from foggy to rainy days in the coming 7-day period, the state of weather looks conducive for viral growth and large scale crop loss.

While coastal Odisha is predicted to witness fog from Saturday night till 9 hours in the morning on Sunday, and again more dense fog from the night hours of Sunday till 9 hours on Monday morning, rain and hailstorm induced by western disturbance is predicted to lash the State from Tuesday onwards (Jan 11).

The unanimity among the lead weather models - IMD, ECMWF, GFS and ACCESS-G3 - is fog and rain to rule the State till the next Sunday.

The details about the fog, rainfall, hailstorm, place and time are given below.

Fog Rule

  • January 7 Morning: Fog to rule over the districts of Puri, Khordha, Cuttack and Ganjam.
  • Places bordering Nayagarh and Khordha and villages/Blocks bordering Khordha, Cuttack, Puri and Jagatsinghpur are predicted to record fog till 9 hours.
  • January 8-9: From the night hours of Saturday, fog cover will envelop the districts of Ganjam, Puri, Nayagarh, Khordha, Cuttack and Jagatsinghpur.
  • However, dense fog is predicted to envelop the whole districts of Puri, Khordha and Jagatsinghpur till 9 am on Sunday morning.  
  • Besides, places in Ganjam and Nayagarh adjoining Khordha and Cuttack district will record intense foggy conditions.
  • January 10: Dense fog will loom over in the majority of the coastal districts - from Ganjam to Bhadrak-Balasore. The majority of places in Gajapati and Jajpur are also predicted to record dense fog. 

The Rain Show  

  • Very light rainfall is predicted at some places in Koraput, Rayagada and Ganjam districts on Jan 10.
  • Rain and hail/thunderstorm are predicted in as many as 5 western districts post the mid-day hours on Jan 11.
  • Many places in the districts of Sambalpur, Nuapada, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Sundergarh and Bolangir are going to witness thunder/hailstorm on Jan 10.
  • Hail/thunderstorm forecast at around 2 pm in the afternoon hours on Jan 11 in districts like Sambalpur, Balangir, Sonepur, Boudh and Nuapada.
  • In the evening hours, rain accompanying thunder will hit the districts of Bargarh and Jharsuguda.
  • Rainfall is likely in all the western districts of the State on Jan12. Moderate rainfall predicted in districts from Nuapada, Kalahandi to Sambalpur, Deogarh and Sundargarh.
  • Heavy rain predicted at isolated places in Mayurbhanj district 

JANUARY 13

Even as the whole of State is predicted to record moderate rainfall on this day, in the evening hours, the districts like Cuttack, Angul, Dhenkanal, Keonjhar, Jajpur, Bhadrak and Mayurbhanj will record good rainfall spells.

Hailstorm is predicted during the evening hours in districts like Sundargarh, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Ganjam, Khordha, Balangir, Subarnapur, Boudh and at a few places in Mayurbhanj.

During the night hours on this day, Puri is predicted to record hail/thunderstorm.

Capital Weather

As per the NCEP-GFS model, cloudy skies will prevail in the Capital city from Jan 12 (Wednesday). The model predicts mostly cloudy skies for the city on Jan 14. The model predicts 24mm rainfall in the City on that day.

The CAPE data of the model shows high lifting of air parcels in Bhubaneswar atmosphere on 13 and 14, which indicates hail/thunderstorm likely on Jan 13, 14 and 15.

A Body Blow To Farmers?

The State government has to make arrangements so that farmers in the above-mentioned districts can secure their harvested paddy from rain and hail. As the western disturbance induced rainfall/hailstorm will hit the State from Jan 12, the respective district administrations have more than 120 hours in hand to chalk out a contingency plan.

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