Vikash Sharma

People in several parts of Odisha got marginal relief from excess heat and humid conditions following a brief spell of rain triggered by thunderstorm on Monday. The India Meteorological Department’s (IMD’s) Regional Centre in Bhubaneswar has predicted thunderstorm activities in 10 districts of the state in the next 24 hours.

The warning has been issued for the districts of -Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Mayurbhanj, Bhadrak, Nabarangpur, Keonjhar, Koraput, Rayagada, Balasore and Kalahandi.

It is pertinent to mention here that 17 places in Odisha recorded maximum temperature of 40 degrees and above on Sunday. Sonepur district recorded the highest maximum temperature of 44 degrees yesterday. The Western Odisha districts are currently experiencing heat wave conditions.

Earlier, the IMD had predicted that rain and thunderstorm activities will continue in several parts of the State till June 2.

Forecast: Day-1 (valid from 0830 hrs IST of 30.05.2022 up to 0830 hrs IST of 31.05.2022)

Yellow Warning: Thunderstorm with lightning is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Rayagada, Gajapati, Ganjam and Kandhamal.

Day-2 (valid from 0830 hrs IST of 31.05.2022 up to 0830 hrs IST of 01.06.2022)

 Light to moderate rain or thunderstorm is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Malkangiri, Koraput, Rayagada, Gajapati, Ganjam, Kandhamal, Balasore.

Day-3 (valid from 0830 hrs IST of 01.06.2022 up to 0830 hrs IST of 02.06.2022)

Light to moderate rain or thunderstorm is very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Malkangiri, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Rayagada, Gajapati, Ganjam and Kandhamal.

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