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Sanjeev Kumar Patro

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  • As per weather models, the Bhubaneswar skyline is to remain partly cloudy tomorrow. And there is a forecast of thundershower (at some places in the city) during the afternoon hours tomorrow.

Even as lightning is a rare phenomenon in the month of November in Odisha, the State has recorded lightning accompanied by thunder shower in as many as 3-4 districts during the evening hours.

As per ECMWF data, at around 6.41- 6.45 pm today, the strongest lightning was recorded in the State capital Bhubaneswar (Nandankanan Road) and near Asika in Ganjam district. The cloud-to-ground lightning intensity has been measured at around 33kA (kilo Ampere).

Moreover, reports suggest that lightning activities were recorded at around the same hour today in the districts of Cuttack, Khordha, Nayagarh, Ganjam, Gajapati, Rayagada, Koraput and Malkangiri. Moreover, as per the Met reports, the districts of Ganjam, Rayagada and Gajapati districts have recorded the most lightning activities in the State today.

Weather Forecast

As per ECMWF, there is a forecast of lightning at some places in Puri and Ganjam district during the early morning hours on Nov 23. As per NCEP-GFS, places like Berhampur and Asika to record light showers during the day and afternoon hours tomorrow. Rainfall is predicted at many places in Gajapati and Rayagada districts. Few places in the Koraput district may also see some light rainfall.

ECMWF model predicts evening rainfall in districts like Khordha, Nayagarh, Cuttack and Puri. Fog is predicted during the night hours in the Koraput district tomorrow.

Capital Weather

As per weather models, the Bhubaneswar skyline is to remain partly cloudy tomorrow. And there is a forecast of thundershower (at some places in the city) during the afternoon hours tomorrow. The prediction shows that there will be no lightning and thunderstorm activities from Nov 24 onwards.

The model forecast predicts a sharp drop in the nighttime temperature in the Capital City on coming Saturday (Nov 27). The minimum temperature may drop to 15 deg C. Though the mercury will recover in the next 24 hours, the nighttime temperature is predicted to drop to 13 deg C on December 5.

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