Monsoon progress is slow, says IMD; SRC issues heatwave advisory for 8 Odisha districts

The SRC office has asked the Collectors of eight districts- Sundargarh, Jharsuguda, Bargarh, Sambalpur, Sonepur, Bolangir, Boudh and Nuapada to remain alert in view of the heatwave alert for the next five days.

SRC issues alert for heatwave in Odisha districts

Two days after set in over Odisha, four days ahead of its schedule, the progress of further advancement of the southwest Monsoon has slowed down. Informing the development, IMD Bhubaneswar centre director Manorama Mohanty on Monday informed that there is no likelihood of further monsoon advanced in other parts of Odisha in the next five days.

According to Mohanty, the conditions due to south-westerly winds are not favourable for the further progress of the monsoon in the state. The winds are also attributed to excess humidity in several parts of the state.