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Vikash Sharma

Bhubaneswar: The office of the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) on Thursday issued an advisory in view of the thunderstorm, lightning warning issued by the India Meteorological Department (IMD).

In a letter, the SRC has asked the collectors of six Odisha districts- Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara and Mayurbhanj to take appropriate action in view of the IMD forecast.

As per the latest IMD forecast, the weather is likely to remain dry in several parts of Odisha in the next 48 hours. However, several parts of the State will experience rain, thunderstorm activities from March 28.

Here is the complete weather outlook:

Day 1 (valid from 0830 hrs IST of 28.03.2021 up to 0830 hrs IST of 29.03.2021)

Light to moderate rain or thundershower likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur and Kendrapara.

Yellow Warning: Thunderstorm and lightning with gusty surface wind speed reaching 30-40 kmph very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara.

Day 2 (valid from 0830 hrs IST of 29.03.2021 up to 0830 hrs IST of 30.03.2021)

Light to moderate rain or thundershower very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur

Yellow Warning: Thunderstorm and lightning with gusty surface wind speed reaching 30-40 kmph very likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur and Jagatsinghpur.

(Edited By Pradeep Singh)

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