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Odisha: Yellow Alert For Six Districts As Chill Persists

Bhubaneswar: With a steady dip in night temperature, the cold wave condition is likely to prevail in most parts of the State from today. The chill condition will be felt more during night especially early hours. The regional weather wing has issued alert for the State. Yellow warning has also been issued for some districts […]

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Orange Warning For 7 Districts, Yellow For 16 As Chill Back In Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Severe winter chill has made a comeback in Odisha with a steady dip in the night temperatures after a few days of warm weather. As per the prediction of weather department, the condition is likely to prevail for some more days. The north westerly/ northerly dry and cold wind at lower level penetrating over […]

4.5 magnitude quake hits Rajasthan's Bikaner

Bikaner: A ‘low intensity’ earthquake of 4.5 magnitude shook Rajasthan’s Bikaner district on Sunday, a Meteorological (Met) department official said. The earthquake hit Bikaner around 10.36 am, the official said. No casualty or damage to property has been reported so far in the earthquake, a district administration official said. People rushed out of their homes […]

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Dangerous Thunderstorm Alert In Odisha; 3 Killed In Lightning Strikes

Bhubaneswar: Amid thunderstorm and lightning warning of the Regional Meteorological Centre here, at least three persons were killed while one sustained critical injuries in lightning strikes at two separate places in Keonjhar district of Odisha on Wednesday. While two people were killed in Badasialimala village under Harichandanpur block, one died in Thakurapada village due to […]

Met department issues thunderstorm, lightning warning for 11 Odisha districts

Bhubaneswar: The met department today issued thunderstorm and lightning alert for 11 districts of the State today. “Moderate thunderstorm with lightning and light to moderate rainfall are likely to occur at some places over the districts of Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Bhadrak, Dhenkanal, Keonjhar, Jajpur, Angul, Cuttack, Khurda, Nayagarh and Puri between 9.30 AM and 12:30 PM,” […]

Churu sizzles at 50 degree Celsius

Jaipur: Rajasthan’s Churu was hottest on Saturday with temperature touching 50 degree Celsius in the district, said the met department. The Met Department has issued a red alert and a yellow alert in many districts of the state for the next five days starting from Saturday in view of the intense heat wave gripping many […]

IMD issues red-code warning for Delhi

New Delhi: Heat wave conditions continued unabated in Delhi even as the MeT department on Friday issued a “red-colour” warning for the national capital. It also predicted that the maximum temperature may hit the 45-degree Celsius mark by late afternoon. The IMD has four colour-coded messages — green, yellow, amber and red. Green indicates normal […]

Mercury crosses 44 deg C in 9 places as Odisha swelters under intense heat wave

Bhubaneswar: The heat wave condition continues to intensify in Odisha with nine places of the State recording temperatures above 44 degree Celsius today. As per data of the Meteorological department, Titlagarh seemed to have turned into a burning cauldron as it recorded temperature of 46.5 degree Celsius, the maximum for any station this summer. Other […]

Weather Alert: Rain likely in Odisha for 2 days from Today

Bhubaneswar: The Regional Meteorological Department has forecast rain across Odisha, particularly in the western region of the State, for two days from today. Several districts of Odisha including, Sundergarh, Bargarh, Deogarh, Jharsuguda, Sambalpur, Kandhamal, Nuapada, Ganjam, Gajapati and Rayagada are likely to experience rainfall. “Due to the formation of a cyclonic circulation over eastern Bihar, […]

Cyclone 'Pabuk': Latest Updates On Its Effect On Odisha

Bhubaneswar: While the tropical cyclone ‘Pabuk’ is approaching gradually and is likely to emerge in the Andaman Sea in the 5th of January, the Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar has stated that it will not have any impact on Odisha. “The cyclonic storm ‘Pabuk’ lay centred at about 870 km east-southeast of Port Blair and […]

Seven Stations In Odisha Record Temperature Below 15 Degree Celsius
Odisha shivers in cold, mercury plummets to 2.8 degree Celsius in Daringbadi

Bhubaneswar: Normal life has been hit in several parts across Odisha with minimum temperature dipping to 2.8 degree Celsius in Daringbadi. Bhubaneswar also recorded an all time low in the month of December with lowest minimum temperature of 8.2 degree Celsius on Sunday. According to Met department forecast, mercury dipped to below 8 degree Celsius […]

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Tragic! Lightning strikes kill 15, injure 4 in Odisha

Mayurbhanj/Balasore/Khurda: As many as 15 persons were killed while four others sustained critical injuries after lightning strikes at different places in Odisha today. According to sources, seven persons were killed in Balasore while five more deaths were reported from Mayurbhanj and Khurda districts. In Balasore, two persons of Barunagadia panchayat under Basta block were killed […]

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Weather Alert: Heavy rainfall in Odisha from tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: The Regional Meteorological Department, Bhubaneswar Saturday forecast heavy rainfall over some parts of northern Odisha for today. However, a low pressure area over the Bay of Bengal is likely to cause heavy rains in many places across the State by tomorrow. Under its impact, rains and thundershowers are likely to occur at the coastal […]

Odisha Sizzles As Temperature Shoots Up To 40 Degree Celsius Or Above In 15 Towns
Odisha reels under intense heat wave as monsoon remains stagnant

Bhubaneswar: Intense heat wave condition in the past 48 hours has thrown life out of gear across Odisha with mercury breaching the 40 degree Celsius mark in eight places on Saturday. As per the lastest forecast by Bhubaneswar Regional Meteorological Centre, temperature in several parts of the state is mostly likely to be around 40 […]

IMD predicts normal monsoon this year

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: The country will receive “normal” monsoon rainfall this year, the Indian Meteorological Department forecast today, raising hopes for higher farm output and a boost to the rains-dependent rural economy. Nearly 50 per cent of India’s cultivable farm area depend on the monsoon, making it lifeline of the country’s rural economy and agriculture sector […]

Nor'wester rains to lash Odisha today

Bhubaneswar: People of Odisha may get some respite from scorching heat as Nor’wester (locally known as Kalabaisakhi) rain is likely to lash several parts of the State on Thursday. As per the forecast of the regional office of India Meteorological Department (IMD), Kalabaisakhi rain is expected in northern and coastal districts in the afternoon which […]

Baramula: Gulmarg receives fresh snowfall in the Baramula District of Jammu and Kashmir on Nov 16, 2017. (Photo: IANS)
Intense cold wave lashes J&K

Srinagar: Intense cold wave lashed Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday as the weather office said no relief was in sight for the next three days. “Cold wave conditions are likely to continue in the state for the next three days and the minimum temperatures could drop by a few degrees more in this period”, an official […]

Moderate intensity quake jolts Kashmir

Srinagar: A moderate intensity earthquake jolted the Kashmir Valley on Saturday, a weather official confirmed. The Met department official said here: “An earthquake measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale occurred today at 5.44 a.m. “The intensity of the earthquake was moderate and its coordinates were latitude 35.0 degrees north and longitude 74.4 degrees east. “The […]

Met Dept issues lightning alert for 12 districts

Bhubaneswar: The regional centre of India Meteorological Department (IMD) in Bhubaneswar has issued lightning warning for 12 districts of Odisha till 4:30 PM today. The alert has been sounded for Gajapati, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jagatsinghpur, Sundergarh, Deogarh, Khorda, Angul, Dhenkanal and Jajpur. The warning was issued after satellite images of Doppler Weather Radar indicated […]

Met issues lightning warning in 16 districts

Bhubaneswar: The Regional Meteorological department today forecast thunderstorm and lightning for 16 districts of the State and issued warning for these districts. It cautioned the people of 16 districts to stay indoors or take shelter at safe locations till 4.30pm. The districts for which the lightning warning was issued are: Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Balasore, Bhadrak, Kendrapara, […]

Deficit rainfall in July affects agriculture in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Even as floods created havoc in several parts of the State, the deficit rainfall in July in six districts has affected agricultural activities leaving the farmers worried. As many as six districts – Nuapada, Kandhamal, Bolangir, Dhenkanal, Angul and Bargarh – had received 30% and 54% deficit rainfall during the month, an official of […]

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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 […]

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Intense heat in Odisha, Titlagarh sizzles at 43.3 deg

Bhubaneswar: Blistering heat persisted in most parts of Odisha today and Titlagarh was the hottest place with 43.3 degree celsius in the state where sunstroke has so far claimed one life. The mercury hovered above 40 degree Celsius in at least 10 places in the state as entire western Odisha and many parts of southern […]

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Heat wave condition returns to Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The heat wave condition returned to Odisha with rise in the mercury level today as Jharsuguda turned out to be the hottest plae in the state with 43 degrees Celsius. The mercury hovered above 40 degrees Celsius in at least ten places, mostly in western Odisha. After Jharsuguda, Balangir recorded a maximum temperature of […]

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Mercury touches 44 deg C, Odisha sizzles under intense heat

Bhubaneswar: Heatwave conditions prevailed in most parts of Odisha today with the mercury soaring up to 44 degrees Celsius at Titlagarh, making it the hottest place in the state. The entire western region of Odisha sizzled under intense heat, the Meteorological office here said. At least 13 places in the state recorded temperature above 40 […]