Dilip Kumar

Bhubaneswar: Grappling with sizzling heatwave, the State may get some respite due to thunderstorm and rainfall activities from tomorrow as predicted by the weather department.

The onshore winds entering the State coast would trigger rain and thunder storm, weather expert Umashankar Dash said.

Under the impact of the sea breeze, the heat wave condition is likely to decrease in several places of the State.

“Yellow warning has been issued to nine districts including Malkangiri, Rayagada, Gajapati, Ganjam where light to moderate rain accompanied by lightning is expected to occur,” Dash said.

“Low to moderate rain is likely to occur at the periphery districts. The intensity of the rain may go up to 10 to 20 MM at some places, he added.

The rain and thunderstorm with hailstorms will continue up to day 4. The impact of the thunderstorm is likely to lessen from day 5, he added.

On Tuesday, six places had reported temperature above 42 degree Celsius with Boudh emerging the hottest at 43.1 C.

Places which had witnessed above 40 degree c on Tuesday are Boudh (43.1), Angul (42.7), Titilagarh (42.5), Baripada (42.5), Balangir (42.4), Talcher (42.3), Sonepur (41.8), Bhubaneswar (41.7), Jharsuguda (41), Nayagarh (41). Sambalpur (41), Sundergarh (41), and Bhawanipatna (41)

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