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Odisha Weather Update: Thunderstorm & Rainfall Alert For Several Districts

Though Odisha is passing through a spell of deficit rain, the regional centre of India Meteorological Department (IMD) in Bhubaneswar has predicted light to moderate rain or thundershower. The met office has issued a 'yellow warning' for thundershowers and lightning over 11 districts of the state in the next 24 hours.

38 Killed In Lightning Strike In UP, Yogi Orders Relief

Taking cognizance of the incidents, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed his grief and directed the district administrations to provide adequate compensation to the tragedy struck families.

18 Killed By Lightning In Rajasthan, Several Injured

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot and Governor Kalraj Mishra expressed grief over the loss of lives in the tragedies.

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Odisha Sees 17% Deficit Rainfall In June, July Begins With Yellow Warning In 22 Districts

A weak monsoon condition is prevailing over most parts of Odisha. In the month of June, the state witnessed an average cumulative rainfall of 181.3mm.

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Tragic! 18 Elephants Killed In Lightning Strike In Assam

As many as 18 elephants were killed in lightning strikes at a forest in Nagaon district of Assam on Thursday. Preliminary investigation reveals that the jumbos were killed due to electrocution caused by lightning, however, the exact reason will be known only after post-mortem.

Thunderstorm With Lightning Alert Issued For Odisha Districts; IMD Sounds Yellow Warning

Bhubaneswar: The India Meteorological Department (IMD) on Saturday predicted rain and thunderstorm for several parts of Odisha in the next 24 hours. A cyclonic circulation lies over south Chhattisgarh and neighbourhood and extends up to 1.5 km above mean sea level. The wind discontinuity at 0.9 km above mean sea level from Telangana to south […]

Thunderstorm And Lightning: 11 Odisha Districts Issued Yellow Warning

Bhubaneswar: The Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday issued yellow warning to eleven districts of Odisha alerting them of possible thunderstorm and lightning coupled with light to moderate rain in the next 24 hours. The districts listed under the yellow warning zone included Bargarh, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Sundergarh, Deogarh, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Angul, Dhenkanal, Balasore and Bhadrak. […]

India’s First Thunderstorm, Lightning Research Testbed To Come Up In Balasore: IMD DG Mrutyunjay Mohapatra

Bhubaneswar: Since long the casualties due to lightning strikes have remained a major concern in Odisha. In a bid to accurately predict thunderstorm and lightning strikes and save thousands of precious lives, the Ministry of Earth-Sciences is planning to set up a ‘Thunderstorm Research Testbed’ in Balasore district. It will be first of its kind […]

Lightning Claims 6 Lives In Odisha, Over 3200 People Killed During 9 Years

Bhubaneswar: As many as six people were killed after being reportedly struck by lightning at several places in the State today. According to sources, a total of 4 people were killed in lightning strikes in separate incidents in Keonjhar. One person each was killed in Rampas village under Nandipada police limits, Inchal & Sapua sahi […]

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Low Pressure Likely In 24 Hours, Odisha Puts Collectors On Alert

Bhubaneswar: A low pressure is likely to form over East Central Bay of Bengal during the next 24 hours and is likely to move west -northwestwards and become more marked in subsequent 24 hours, India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Monday. The system is likely to trigger rain, thunderstorm and lightning activities in different parts […]

Four Dead, 100 Injured By Lightning In Poland

Warsaw: Four people, including two children, died on Thursday and more than 100 were injured by lightning strikes during a thunderstorm in southern Poland’s Tatra mountains, and Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki traveled there to provide support to the rescue teams. The four fatalities in Poland come after another person died Thursday afternoon when lightning […]

Lightning forecast for Ganjam, Rayagada dists today!

Bhubaneswar: With the solar insolation being measured at around 1100 watt per square metre in some places in Ganjam and Rayagada districts, and the humidity there were estimated at over 90 per cent, the prediction is lightning activities may occur in the said districts today. A study of IMD and Skymet weather analysis shows that […]

Weather warning! Lightning, rain predicted for Aug 16, 17 in 6 Odisha districts

Bhubaneswar: With no clouds being seen over Odisha, and the solar insolation for today being measured high at over 900 – 1100 watt per square metre, maximum temperature in State’s many centres like Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and places in Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Dhenkanal, Angul and Ganjam districts are going to record higher day temperatures of around 35-37 […]

Warm cloud cover over many places in Odisha lays red carpet for lightning, thunderstorm today!

Bhubaneswar: With the warmest clouds seen over most of the places in Sundargarh, Sambalpur, Balangir, Keonjhar, Cuttack, Khurda, including Bhubaneswar, Kandhmal and places like Aska in Ganjam, there is every likelihood of lightning and thunderstorm activities there during the afternoon to evening hours (2 PM – 8 PM) today, especially when the humidity level is […]

Weather Alert: Lightning, Rain Predicted In 7 Odisha Districts

Bhubaneswar: The Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar has predicted lightning and a brief spell of rain in seven districts of the State today evening. One or two places in Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Khurda and Cuttack districts will experience light thundershower and lightning with one or two spells of rainfall between 4:30 PM and […]

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Thunderstorm, Rainfall Warning Issued For 8 Odisha Districts

Bhubaneswar: The Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar on Wednesday issued moderate thunderstorm with lightning and rainfall alert for eight districts of Odisha. According to the latest forecast, the warning has been issued for one or two places over the districts– Kendrapara, Balasore, Bhadrak, Mayurbhanj, Jajpur, Jagatsinghpur, Cuttack and Khurda including Bhubaneswar till 5:45 PM today. […]

Odisha Registers 31% Decline In Number Of Lightning Deaths

Bhubaneswar: Odisha has registered a decline in human casualty due to lightning by 31 per cent during 2018-19 following effective use of Early Warning Communication system (EWCS), a senior official said. While 465 lightning deaths were recorded in Odisha during the year 2017-18, it came down to 320 in 2018-19 which is about 31 per […]

Thunderstorm, lightning alert issued for five Odisha districts

Bhubaneswar: The Meteorological department has issued thunderstorm and lightning alert for five districts across Odisha today. As per the latest forecast by the Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar, moderate thunderstorm/lightning and light to moderate rainfall is likely to occur in one or two places of Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Nabarangpur, Nuapada and Kalahandi districts between 9 am […]

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2 killed as thunderstorm hits flights, trains, road traffic in Mumbai

Mumbai: Two minors were killed as a severe thunderstorm, accompanied by lightning and heavy rains, disrupted air, road and rail traffic in Mumbai late on Monday night, officials said. Two boys — Tushar Jha (12) and Rushabh Tiwari (11) — were electrocuted near their tenement in Poisar slums in Kandivali East, the BMC Disaster Control […]

1 killed, several injured in Nor'wester fury in Odisha

Balasore/Puri: At least one person was killed while three others sustained grievous injuries after being struck by lightning during nor’wester rain in separate places of Odisha on Wednesday. Even though thunderstorm activities have plummeted temperature in coastal areas like Puri, Cuttack, Khurda, Balasore and Mayurbhanj, torrential rain accompanied by gusty wind and lightning have caused […]

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Weather alert: Thunderstorm, rainfall warning issued for 5 places in Odisha  

Bhubaneswar: Amid scorching heat wave conditions across the State, thunderstorm activities have come as a big relief for several parts of Odisha. The Regional Meteorological department in Bhubaneswar has issued thunderstorm and rainfall warning for five places of the State today. A press release by the Regional Meteorological Centre stated, “Moderate thunderstorm/lightning with light to […]

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Weather Alert: Dangerous Thunderstorm & Lightning warning For 8 Odisha Districts

Bhubaneswar: The office of the Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) today issued dangerous thunderstorm and lightning alert for 8 districts of Odisha. As per the available data from Earth Networks, the warning has been issued for Boudh, Kandhamal, Nayagarh, Ganjam, Rayagada, Sambalpur, Angul and Deogarh districts. The people in Bissam Cuttack, Kalyanasinghpur, Kolnara and Kashipur blocks […]

Heavy Rain Alert For Odisha
Thunderstorm, rainfall alert issued for 19 districts in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Regional Meteorological Department in Bhubaneswar issued moderate thunderstorm, lightning alert with light rainfall and gusty wind speed reaching 30 to 40 km/hr in several places of 19 districts till 08:30 PM today. The alert has been issued in the districts–Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Jajpur, Angul, Deogarh, Dhenkanal, Bolangir, Nayagarh, Cuttack, Khurda, Ganjam, Gajapati, Kandhamal, Rayagada, […]

Two students killed in lightning strike in Odisha

Cuttack: Two students were killed after they were struck by lightning in Tangi area of Cuttack district today afternoon. According to reports, the students, who were undergoing skill development training, sustained severe burn injuries after lightning struck them while they were playing with other students. They were rushed to the Cuttack-based SCB Medical College and […]

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Weather Forecast: Thunderstorm, Lightning, Rainfall in 5 Odisha Districts

Bhubaneswar: The Regional Meteorological Centre has warned of moderate thunderstorm accompanied with lightning and rainfall at one or two places over five districts of Odisha. People in all these districts have been asked to remain alert till 8 PM tonight. As per the latest release of the SRC, moderate thunderstorm, lightning and light to moderate […]