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Tag: Norwester

Crop Damage
Nor'wester Damages Crops In Odisha, Shatters Farmers' Lives; More To Follow, Warns IMD

Norwester that lashed several districts of Odisha in the last couple of days has reportedly damaged crops at several places in Balasore and Sambalpur districts.

Odisha: Norwester Claims Two Lives In Ganjam

Berhampur: A ten-year-old boy and his grandfather died at Brahmana Chai village under Ganjam district’s Sheragada block after a huge tree uprooted by strong Norwester winds fell on their house.…

Rain, Thunderstorm Alert For 9 Odisha Dists, SRC Issues Advisory
Nor’wester Rain Brings Relief From Sizzling Heat In Parts Of Odisha

Bhubaneswar: People in Odisha including the Twin Cities of Cuttack and Bhubaneswar got the much needed respite from the scorching hot and humid conditions after heavy to moderate rains pounded several parts of the State on Saturday evening. As per reports, the driver of a tractor was killed at Balipadar in Ganjam district when he […]

Odisha weather- lightning and thunderstorm alert
Lightning Claims 13 Lives In Odisha, Nor'wester Leaves Scores Of People Homeless

Bhubaneswar: At least 13 people have also been reported dead due to lightning and thunderstorm in different parts of the State on Thursday. Lightning claimed lives of two persons each in Sundergarh, Bhanjanagar in Ganjam district and Dhenkanal. Similar deaths were reported from Balikuda in Jagatsinghpur, Keonjhar, Kantabanji in Bolangir, Krushnaprasad in Puri and Maidalpur […]

Three killed, 3 injured in separate lightning mishaps in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: At least three persons were killed and three others injured in separate lightning strike incidents under the impact of thunderstorms and Nor’wester rain in different places in Odisha on Saturday. As per reports, a couple was killed after lightning struck them while they were fast asleep inside their house at Bisipali under Padampur police […]

Heavy rains lash twin city; road, rail & air traffic affected

Thunderclouds hovered over the twin city of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack on Tuesday morning bringing along heavy rains and lightening throwing normal life out of gear.

Weather alert: Thunderstorm warning for 15 districts

Bhubaneswar: The Regional Meteorological Department here issued a thunderstorm warning for 15 districts across Odisha and advised people to remain alert between 7.30 am to 11.30 am today. As per the latest forecast, thunderstorm accompanied with hail and gusty surface wind reaching a speed of 50 to 60 kmph is likely to occur in Dhenkanal, […]

Nor'wester rain in Odisha likely to beat last 5 years' record

Bhubaneswar: The Regional Centre of India Meteorological Department (IMD) here predicted that the pre-monsoon rains in Odisha under the influence of Nor’wester this year is likely to be the highest in the past five years. According to the IMD department, the highest amount of Nor’wester rainfall was recorded at 148.7 mm between the months of […]

Nor'wester claimed 51 lives since April in Odisha: Minister

Bhubaneswar: As many as 51 persons have been killed in Nor’wester (Kalabaisakhi) induced thunderstorm in several parts of Odisha since April 1, informed Revenue Minister, Maheswar Mohanty today. Out of the total casualties, 47 persons have been killed in lightning while four people died in Nor’wester rain. At least six lightning deaths were reported on […]

Norwester Odisha heatwave
Odisha Boils: Nor’wester likely to help mercury plummet from tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: Odisha continued to reel under severe heat wave conditions with as many as 12 places in the state recording maximum temperatures above 40 degrees celsius on Tuesday. As per the regional Met department, Jharsuguda was the hottest place in Odisha with a maximum temperature of 44.4 degrees Celsius, followed by Hirakud with 44.1 deg […]

Pradhan seeks support for storm-hit Odisha farmers

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum and Skill Development Minister Dharmendra Pradhan on Sunday wrote a letter to Union Agriculture Minister Radhamohan Singh seeking central assistance for the farmers affected by the untimely Nor’wester (Kalabaisakhi) in Odisha. Pradhan mentioned that the untimely spell of rains and hailstorm which hit many parts of the state over the past few […]

3 killed in unseasonal rain in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Deputy Special Relief Commissioner (SRC) today informed that 3 people have been killed in unseasonal rain in Balasore, Bargarh and Mayurbhanj districts. While two persons were killed after tree branches fell on them in Balasore and Bargarh districts during rain, another person was killed in wall collapse in Mayurbhanj district. “Major damages to […]

4 fishermen rescued after boat capsizes in Chilika

Puri: Four fishermen, who were feared drowned after their boat capsized in Chilika lake late on Wednesday night, were rescued today. According to reports, the fishermen belonging to Kaudikhunti village under Kanas block had gone for fishing in the Chillika lake. At around 11 pm, Nor’wester rains started lashing following which the boat they were […]

thunderstorm Balasore
One killed as Nor'wester wreaks havoc in Balasore

Balasore: One person was killed and several asbestos and tile houses were damaged as Nor’wester rains accompanied by hailstone showers lashed many parts of Balasore district Saturday evening. As per sources, one Satrughna Das of Majhikia village in Padmapur panchayat under Chandipur police limits was killed when a branch of a tree fell on him. […]

Nor'wester rain likely in Odisha in next 24 hours

Bhubaneswar: Nor’wester rains accompanied by wind with speed reaching up to 50 -60 km per hour is likely to occur at several places in Odisha in the next 24 hours, the latest prediction by the Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar revealed. Rains and hailstones are likely to lash Nabarangpur, Nuapada, Koraput, Gajapati, Ganjam, Kandhamal, Keonjhar, […]

Weather Alert: Nor'wester rains to lash Odisha till April 13

Bhubaneswar: Get ready to witness cooler days in summer as Nor’wester rains will continue to lash several parts of Odisha. As per the latest forecast of Regional Meteorological Center in Bhubaneswar, there will be marginal drop in temperature as Nor’wester rains accompanied with hailstorm will lash several parts of Coastal districts in the afternoon. The […]

1 killed, another injured in Nor'wester in Odisha

Bhubaneswar/Balasore/ Bolangir: One person was killed and another critically injured when a tree branch fell on them near Patakarapalli in Bargarh during Nor’wester rains on Sunday. Normal life at many places of the State was also affected as trees were uprooted while disruption in power supply was also reported during thunderstorm today. However, the Nor’wester […]

Nor'wester rain to bring down temperature in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: People of Odisha heaved a sigh of relief on Saturday after temperature came down sharply both in interior and coastal districts following rain and thundershowers yesterday. Officials of Regional Meteorological Department today predicted that Nor’wester rain is likely to occur in several parts of coastal, north and south Odisha in the next 48 hours. […]

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 […]

Heat wave conditions to intensify in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Odisha is already experiencing scorching heat even at the beginning of March with Bhubaneswar recording a maximum temperature of 35.6 degrees Celsius today. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted that the heat wave is going to intensify in coming days. Temperature above 35 degrees Celsius has been recorded at 13 places across the […]

Nandankanan opens for visitors after remaining closed for 2 days

Bhubaneswar: After remaining closed for two days following damages at the Nandankanan Zoological Park caused by Nor’wester winds on June 1, the city zoo was thrown open to public today. Visitors were seen standing in queues in large numbers to collect entry tickets at the zoo where the ticket fee has been hiked recently. Devidutta, […]

Nor’wester wreaks havoc in Nandankanan, zoo closed

Bhubaneswar: Nor’wester rains that lashed several parts of Odisha on Thursday have wreaked havoc in Nandankanan Zoological park on the outskirts of Bhubaneswar. According to reports, several trees were uprooted, sheds damaged while 33 KV electric lines have been also snapped under the impact of heavy rains accompanied with gusty winds in the afternoon. Keeping […]

Nor'wester in Bhubaneswar
Nor'wester rains lash Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: High wind speeds and heavy rainfall was witnessed in the capital city today afternoon owing to a Nor’wester. The strong winds left many trees uprooted. Commuters in the city were trapped in rain and fierce winds and took shelter under shops alongside the road. Parked two wheelers fell down on the main roads due […]

Sunstroke claims one more, toll rises to 12

Bhubaneswar: Sunstroke took one more life  with the total toll mounting  to 12 in Odisha today even as rains triggered by a depression over the Bay of Bengal and a nor’wester in some areas brought respite from scorching heat. The death toll due to sunstroke, which stood at 11, mounted to 12 so far this […]

Low pressure in Odisha
Rains bring respite from heat as mercury drops

Bhubaneswar: Rains brought respite from extreme heat in Odisha today under the influence of low pressure over the Bay of Bengal and a nor’wester. The mercury breached the 40 degrees Celsius mark in only four places in the state, all in the western region. Titlagarh became the hottest place, recording 43 degrees Celsius, the MeT […]

Nor’wester kills three in Odisha

Kalahandi: Three persons died while three others were critically injured in thundershower and lightning that hit various places of Odisha on Friday. In Kalahandi, two persons died and three others sustained critical injuries after they were hit by falling tree limbs and lightning during the massive rainstorm. In Mayurbhanj, a youth died after struck by […]

Nor’wester claims three lives in Odisha

Jajpur/Bargarh: At least three persons were killed and two others critically injured in Nor’wester that hit several parts of Odisha on Saturday evening. In Jajpur district, two persons were killed after they were crushed under a heavy vehicle that was toppled under the impact of strong winds. Two others were also critically hurt during the […]

Fisherman goes missing after boat capsizes in Rengali reservoir

Pallahara: A man went missing as his fishing boat capsized in Rengali reservoir here at Jharabahala in Angul district last night. A fire tender unit from here has launched a search operation to trace the missing person, identified as Budhuram Tapan. The fisherman, who belongs to Jharabahal village of Batisuan panchayat, had gone to the […]

Nor'wester kills three in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: At least three children including a girl were killed as Nor’wester swept through  Gobindapali and Mathili areas of Malkangiri district on Friday. Two kids died on the spot and three others were injured after tree branches fell on them in Gobindapali area. The incident occurred when the kids, who were collecting mangoes, were   knocked […]

Searing heat in western Odisha, nor'wester respite in coastal

Bhubaneswar: Searing heat persisted in western Odisha with Balangir becoming the hottest place in the state recording 43 degree celsius today, even as a nor’wester brought respite in the coastal region. The mercury breached the 40-degree mark in at least eight places in the state as Titlagarh, also in Balangir district, recorded a maximum temperature […]

Norwester rains in coastal Odisha in next 24 hrs: Met Office

Bhubaneswar: The state’s coastal parts and nearby places are likely to experience Norwester (locally known as Kalabaisakhi) rain along with thunder in next 24 hours, said the Regional Meteorological Centre in Bhubaneswar today. Wind speed is likely to be 50-60 km/hr during the Norwester rains in the coastal Odisha and nearby places, the meteorological Centre […]

Norwester wreaks havoc in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: One person was killed and properties were damaged as a Norwester wreaked havoc in some parts of Odisha this evening. The Norwester this evening caused extensive damage to public properties in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Keonjhar, Kamakhyanagar, Deogarh and Sambalpur. In Cuttack, a youth was killed when a branch of a tree fell on him in […]

Norwester brings down temperature in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The people of Odisha heaved a sigh of relief after temperature came down sharply both in the interior and coastal districts on Saturday following rain and thundershower in most places on Friday afternoon under the influence of Kalabaisakhi (Norwester).