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Tag: Hailstorm

Hailstorm To Pound Several Odisha Districts Tonight, SRC Issues Advisory

The districts likely to be affected by the hailstorm are Bargarh, Sambalpur, Jharsuguda, Sundargarh, Deogarh, Angul, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj.

Rain, Hailstorm To Lash Odisha 

Thunderstorm related activities are expected to continue in several parts of Odisha for next two days. 

Hailstones Pound Boudh, Damage Crops, Houses (See Pics)

Boudh: Hailstorm, rain, and thunder lashed Puruna Cuttack area under Harbhanga block in the district reportedly causing widespread damage to vegetation and houses in the region. As per sources, an intense spell of hailstorm pounded the area today afternoon leaving local residents on toes. Hailstones as large as palms and even a bowl were also […]

Unseasonal rain, hailstorm damage crops in parts of Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Unseasonal rain and hailstorm destroyed crops in several parts of the State on Wednesday leaving farmers in distress. Acres of vegetable crops have been damaged in some coastal parts of the State in districts of Balasore, Jagatsinghpur, Kendrapara, Bhadrak, Khurda, Cuttack and some other areas like Mayurbhanj and Keonjhar which witnessed spells of thunderstorm […]

Severe hailstorm and rain lash Cuttack

Cuttack: Heavy rain accompanied by hailstones lashed Banki and Narasinghpur area in Cuttack district late Monday night. According to sources, some hailstones weighed between 200 gram to 1 kilogram. It came as a surprise for many local residents as they claimed to have experienced hailstorm for the first time. “We have never seen such huge […]

Hailstorm damages kendu leaves: Pluckers in Sundergarh villages suffer loss

Sundergarh: The pre-monsoon rains have turned a nightmare for Kendu leaf pluckers of Sundergarh district. The unseasonal rain accompanied with hailstorm has destroyed the cultivation of Kendu leaves in Khatugaon range in Bonai area of the district. As if the ill-timed showers were not enough, insects and pests have added to the woes of locals […]

Submit damage assessment report fast: Odisha tells collectors

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has asked all district collectors of the state to complete their assessment on damage due to hailstorm and whirlwind and send reports by May 10. The damage reports should be sent along with the proposals for sanctioning of funds towards assistance for houses damaged and input subsidy to farmers who have […]

Nor'wester rain to lash Odisha till May 4

Bhubaneswar: Nor’wester rain accompanied by hailstorm and strong gusty winds reaching speed of 50 to 60 kmph will continue to lash Odisha till May 4, the regional office of India Meteorological Department (IMD) said today. “Severe thunder squalls and heavy rainfall will occur at isolated places over parts of eastern India comprising Gangetic West Bengal, […]

Weather Forecast: Relief from heatwave till May 4

  Bhubaneswar: A considerable drop in temperature was recorded in Odisha on Sunday after Nor’wester (locally known as Kalabaisakhi) rain lashed several parts of the state yesterday. According to MeT office, there will be hail shower along with rain at some places of the Northern and Southern parts of the state. Gusty winds reaching up […]

Hailstorm damages crops in Keonjhar, farmers seek compensation

Keonjhar: Even though Nor’wester rain accompanied by hailstorm came as a much-needed relief for the people of Keonjhar amidst scorching heat; it proved to a be nightmare for farmers as acres of crops were damaged in the sudden downpour and hailstone shower. As per sources, acres of tomato, brinjal and sunflower crops have been badly […]

Hailstorm turns Keonjhar snow white

Keonjhar: Keonjhar witnessed an unusually heavy hailstorm turning its landscape snow white on Monday. From roads, to houses to agricultural fields, the entire area was covered with hailstones. “It was just like snowfall as the entire region felt as if covered in white snow during the storm that lasted for nearly half an hour today,” […]

Heavy Rain Alert For Odisha
Weather Forecast: Thunderstorm alert for 6 districts in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Regional Meteorological Department issued thunderstorm alert for six districts and advised people to remain alert till 6:30 pm on Friday. As per the latest forecast, rain and thunderstorm accompanied with hail is likely to occur at Rayagada, Kandhamal, Nabarangpur, Koraput, Ganjam and Kalahandi. Official sources said strong and gusty winds reaching upto a […]

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Thunderstorm brings relief from scorching heat

Bhubaneswar: Residents of the Capital city today heaved a sigh of relief from the sweltering heat after a short thunderstorm accompanied by gusty winds and hail hit the town and some other parts of the State. Besides Bhubaneswar, parts of Dhenkanal, Angul, Balasore, Bhadrak also witnessed nor’wester rain and heavy wind. Trees were reportedly uprooted […]

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Cyclone Maarutha may trigger rains in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Cyclonic Storm, Maarutha, lay centred over east central Bay of Bengal, about 735 km East-Southeast of Paradip, which may trigger rains or thundershowers at few places in Odisha. The cyclone is likely to move northeastwards and cross Myanmar coast near Sandway (Myanmar) around midnight today, according to MeT department. Rains or thundershowers is likely […]

Rainfall likely in parts of Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Many parts of Odisha are likely to receive rainfall in the next 24 hours under the influence of a cyclonic circulation formed over Chhattisgarh and Bihar, the local Met Office said here today. As per the Met prediction, some places in Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Bargarh, Deogarh, Angul, Sundergarh, Keonjhar and Mayurbhanj districts are likely to […]

Hailstorm prevents landing of 2 flights at Bhubaneswar airport

Bhubaneswar: A sudden hailstorm on Friday afternoon prevented landing of two flights at the Biju Patnaik International Airport in Bhubaneswar. According to sources, two flights – one each of of Air India and Indigo airlines – were unable to land due to bad weather conditions in the afternoon. The Air India flight was coming from […]

Hailstorm brings relief from heat in Twin City

Denizens of the Twin City heaved a sigh of relief from the scorching heat when hailstorm lashed many parts of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack at around 1.30 pm on Friday

Hailstorm in parts of Odisha in next 24 hours

Hailstorm would lash some parts of Odisha in the next 24 hours, said the local Met office in a release here this evening