Weather Alert: Mercury to soar above 40 deg C in Odisha after March 22

Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Meteorological Department Wednesday has predicted that the temperature will be rising across Odisha after two days, i.e, from March 23. Temperature in many places is likely to rise above 40 degree Celsius, sources said.

Officials of the Met department said some districts including Nabarangpur, Koraput and Kalahandi might experience Nor’wester rains for the next two days but the temperature will soar from March 23.

The department also forecast that maximum day temperature will see a rise of 3-4 degree Celsius over north interior Odisha and by 2-3 degree Celsius at places over other districts during the next two days.

“Light to moderate rain or thunderstorm is likely to occur at few places over the districts of south interior Odisha and there is possibility of light rain or thunderstorm at one or two places over parts of other districts of Odisha,” added the officials.

On Monday, Malkangiri remained the hottest at 38.4 degree Celsius followed by Bhawanipatna (36 deg C) and Bhubaneswar (35.2 deg C).

Meanwhile, the Special Relief Commissioner today issued thunderstorm with lightning warning for Bhanjanagar-Sorada-Belguntha-Dharakote-Aska areas of Ganjam district, G Udaigiri-Raikia-Daringibadi areas of Kandhamal district, Korei-Danagadi-Jajpur-Sukinda areas of Jajpur district and Bonth-Bhandaripukhari-Dhamnagar-nearby areas of Bhadrak district till 2.30 PM.