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Vikash Sharma

The heatwave condition is likely to prevail in interior parts of Odisha on Saturday, predicted India Meteorological Department’s (IMD) Regional Centre in Bhubaneswar.

In a tweet, the Regional Centre informed that the maximum temperature in several parts of the State is likely to come down by two degrees due to Nor’westers. The localised rain and thunderstorm activities are expected to lash several parts of the State from tomorrow (May 1) and will continue for a period of two to three days.

Earlier, the IMD had predicted formation of a low pressure area over south Andaman sea around May 5 under the influence of cyclonic circulation. It is pertinent to mention here that Odisha is currently witnessing severe heatwave conditions for the past one week.

The mercury touched 45 degrees for the second time in a row in Boudh district on Friday. As per IMD, five places in Odisha recorded maximum day temperature of 44 degrees or above yesterday. The maximum temperature in 9 other places also hovered between 43 degrees and above in the State.

On Friday, IMD had issued ‘yellow warning’ for thunderstorm and lightning for several districts in Odisha from May 1.

Forecast: Day-1 (valid from 0830 hrs IST of 01.05.2022 up to 0830 hrs IST of 02.05.2022)

Yellow Warning (Be updated): Thunderstorm with lightning very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Angul, Dhenkanal, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara Cuttack, Nayagarh, Kandhamal, Ganjam, Gajapati, Rayagada and Koraput.

Day-2 (valid from 0830 hrs IST of 02.05.2022 up to 0830 hrs IST of 03.05.2022) Yellow Warning (Be updated):

Thunderstorm with lightning very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Rayagada, Gajapati, Ganjam, Angul, Dhenkanal, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Jajpur, Bhadrak, Balasore.

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