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Ramakanta Biswas

Some coastal districts of Odisha are likely to experience nor'wester activities till April 22, the Regional Centre of the India Meteorological Department (IMD) in Bhubaneswar said on Wednesday. 

The weather office said rise in humidity in the coastal belt will trigger the nor'wester. The stormy weather is expected to bring much-needed relief for people of the State reeling under sweltering heat. 

“There will be impact of nor'wester in some districts till April 22 starting today. Under its impact, there will be slight relief from the hot weather. Temperature may fall by 2 degree Celsius,” meteorologist of IMD Bhubaneswar regional centre Uma Shankar Dash told OTV. 

“In spite of the nor'wester, some places of interior districts will witness 40 degree Celsius or above temperature,” Dash said.

Dash said day temperature in many places of interior pockets will remain above normal by 3 to 4 degree Celsius in the next 24 hours. The temperature will be high between 11 am and 3 pm. The weather department has asked people not to venture out of their homes during the period.

On Tuesday, nor'wester rains wreaked havoc in Kalimela area of Malkangiri district. Strong gusty winds accompanied by heavy rains left behind a trail of destruction in the region.

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