Bhubaneswar: The unexpected and dangerous Nor’wester witnessed in the twin cities a couple of days back may not be the only one as several parts of Odisha will experience thunderstorm and lightning till June 4, predicted India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday.
As per the latest weather bulletin, a cyclonic circulation lies over Jharkhand and neighbourhood. The cyclonic circulation over Chhattisgarh and neighbourhood now extends up to 2.1 km above the mean sea level.
The east-west trough now runs from the cyclonic circulation over southeast Rajasthan and neighbourhood to the cyclonic circulation over Chhattisgarh and neighbourhood across Madhya Pradesh and extends up to 0.9 km above the mean sea level.
Under its impact, light to moderate rain or thunderstorm is likely to occur at several places over the districts of north interior Odisha, costal and south interior Odisha tomorrow.
Thunderstorm with lightning and gusty surface wind (40-50 kmph) is likely to occur at one or two places over the districts of Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Koraput, Malkangiri, Rayagada, Nabarangpur, Sambalpur, Deogarh, Gajapati and Kandhamal tomorrow.
Orange Warning (Valid From 0830 Hrs Of May 31 till 0830 hrs of June 1):
Districts of Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Dhenkanal, Angulm Ganjam, Nayagarh, Cuttack, Khurda, Deogarh likely to experience thunderstorm with lightning and squally wind (50-60 kmph). Heavy rainfall also likely at one or two places over the districts of Gajapati, Kandhamal, Deogarh, Keonjhar, Ganjam, Angul, Dhenkanal and Mayurbhanj.
Yellow Warning (0830 Hrs of June 1 upto 0830 Hrs of June 2):
Thunderstorm with lightning and gusty winds likely to prevail in districts of Ganjam, Gajapati, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Kandhamal, Rayagada, Nabarangpur, Bolangir, Kandhamal and Kalahandi.
Yellow Warning (Upto June 3): Districts of coastal Odisha, Nuapada, Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, Rayagada, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj likely to experience thunderstorm and lightning and gusty surface winds (30-40 kmph)
Yellow Warning (Valid From 0830 Hrs of June 3 upto 0830 Hrs of June 4): Thunderstorm with lightning alert for Bhadrak, Balasore, Keonjhar, Jajpur, Ganjam, Kandhamal, Bolangir, Gajapati, Rayagada and Koraput.
(Edited by Bikram Keshari Jena)