More rainfall in Odisha in next four days

Bhubaneswar: With most parts of Odisha witnessing a sharp fall in temperature today, the local Met office has predicted that the temperature would come down further as there is a possibility of more rainfall in the for four days from May 12.

Talking to OTV, Mamata Yadav, Director-in-Charge, Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar, said a trough line, which is formed over Rajasthan and stretched up to the Odisha coast, has remained at the mean sea level. Besides, a cyclonic circulation has formed over Jharkhand extending up to 1.5 km from the surface level. Due to these synoptic conditions, there would be rain or thunder storm at one or two places in Odisha for three days from May 9.

She further said there would be comparatively more rainfall with thunder storm in some parts of Odisha for four days from May 12.

“Besides, there is a possibility of Kalabaisakhi (Norwester) in Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Balasore, Kandhamal and Ganjam districts this afternoon,” she added.

As per a Met release issued here this evening, Balangir was the hottest place in the state with 42.5 degrees Celsius while temperature rose to 40 degrees and above in seven other places: Jharusuguda (41.6), Sambalpur (42.3), Sundergarh (40.5), Hirakud (41.2), Bhawanipatna (41.2), Titlagarh (40) and Sonepur (41.2).

Temperature in Cuttack and Bhubaneswar was 36.5 and 38.4 degrees Celsius respectively.

Meanwhile, reports have been received on death of 168 persons due sun-stroke from different parts in the state of which death in 16 cases has been confirmed to be due to sunstroke. In 73 cases, the death has occurred due to other reasons. The remaining 79 cases are under enquiry, a release by the office of the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) said.