Pradeep Pattanayak

After moving at a snail’s pace for some days, the southwest monsoon is advancing and has entered some parts of Koraput, Nabarangpur, Rayagada and Gajapati districts, informed IMD, Bhubaneswar on Thursday.  

According to the IMD, the monsoon will enter some more districts in the next three days. While the weather department has predicted rainfall activities in the state for the next five days, a heat wave alert has also been issued for three districts. These districts are Balasore, Mayurbhanj and Bolangir. 

“The southwest monsoon has already covered Malkangiri, Koraput and Nabarangpur and some parts of Kalahandi, Rayagada and Gajapati have been covered,” said Manorama Mohanty, Director of the IMD Bhubaneswar.  

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“In the last 24 hours, the highest amount of rainfall of 47 mm in Nabarangpur district, and maximum temperature of 42.3 degrees Celsius in Nuapada has been recorded. During the next 24 hours, some places may experience rainfall activities accompanied by thunderstorms. Some places may experience wind speed reaching up to 30 to 40 KMPH,” she said. 

“On June 21 and 22, rainfall activities are likely to increase. Several places may witness thunderstorms. On June 23, several places may experience rainfall. On June 24 and 25, some places are likely to witness rainfall activities. For the next two days, coastal districts are likely to experience sultry weather conditions. It is expected that this weather condition will subside in the coming 48 hours,” she said.

“We have also issued a thunderstorm warning for the next three days for districts like Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Angul, Dhenkanal, Deogarh, Sundargarh, Khordha, Nayagarh, Boudh, Kandhamal, Rayagada, Puri, Gajapati and Ganjam,” she added.

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