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Ramakanta Biswas

Bhubaneswar: Several parts of interior and coastal Odisha are likely to experience thunderstorm and rainfall for the next two days, Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) Bhubaneswar regional centre said on Thursday.

The weather office also issued ‘Yellow Warning’ for three districts—Sundergarh, Keonjhar and Jharsuguda—where heavy rainfall is predicted for today.

“Eight districts of coastal Odisha will experience thunderstorm along with light to moderate rainfall for two days. These districts are Deogarh, Sonepur, Dhenkanal, Boudh, Angul, Sundergarh, Keonjhar and Jharsuguda,” said IMD regional centre, Bhubaneswar duty officer, Charan Behera.

Behera said several places experienced rainfall on the New Year day. Koraput recorded a rainfall of 3.2 mm, Paradip (1.9 mm), Puri (1.5 mm), Chandbali (4.8 mm) and Gopalpur (0.6 mm).

The rainfall brought respite from the bone-chilling cold as most places of Odisha witnessed a rise in the minimum temperature. “Temperature has increased by 2 to 3 degrees Celsius in most places. Barring Keonjhar district (9.6 degree Celsius), most places recorded temperature above 10 degrees Celsius,” Behera said.

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